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The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Part One below - a full listing of all events for the next 4 weeks or so
Part Two - all newly notified events for May and early June in full; no Part Three this week.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 22 April 2016
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Part One - a full listing of all events for the next 4 weeks or so (excluding those detailed under Part Three)
Part Two - all newly notified events until the end of June, plus a few other newies
Part Three - the full text of an email from Kate & Graham Radley to their emailing list, promoting a series of concerts and workshops celebrating 2 years of 'World Unlimited' music at St Mary's Church, Kingskerswell, going under the name of '7 Days in May' (starting on 11 May)

***** Part One *****

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Master musicians delivering a Nordic musical blend of quite simply the highest quality” ~ The Herald. The ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland). Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to this unique collaboration. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

Tuesday 26 April 2016 7.30pm - The Hermitage Ensemble of St Petersburg - Lympstone Parish Church
We are proud to present this highly regarded a capella group of male singers from St. Petersburg’s leading theatres and concert companies, whose programme will include Orthodox Church music as well as traditional Russian songs. Bookings etc. www.lympstoneentertainments.co.uk/drumbeat.

Wednesday 27 April 2016 7.30pm - Concert of Russian Folk & Sacred Music  - St Michael's, Chagford
Acappella concert of Russian folk music and sacred music. £8 entry.

Thursday 28 April 2016 - Barb Jungr - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
This internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist returns with a reprise of her show “Love Me Tender – the Songs of Elvis Presley”, a collection of completely refashioned Elvis songs which won world acclaim when released in 2005. Performed live, the collection is deeply arresting, powerful and richly beautiful. Long acknowledged as a unique interpreter of song, Barb’s passionate delivery, subtle interpretation, artistry and humour conveyed in a musical prism of soul, blues and jazz have earned her cult status in Europe, the US and Australia. With pianist Jenny Carr. www.barbjungr.com. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com:

NEW Thursday 28 April 2016 8.30pm - Mountain Firework Company & Daniel Marcus Clark - Dartington Hall
Dartington Hall lights up its hidden, dormant and unseen spaces with a series of intimate gigs and events in secret locations. Combining simultaneously mournful and upbeat sounds, exceptional, acoustic string band, Mountain Firework Company, join After Dark curator, singer, songwriter and cinematic sound storyteller Daniel Marcus Clark for an evening of cutting-edge folk, bluegrass and Americana. www.themountainfireworkcompany.com, https://danielmarcusclark.com.  More details, bookings etc. www.dartington.org/whats-on/after-dark.

Friday 29 April 2016 8pm - Kevara Klezmer Ceilidh - Buckfastleigh Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
With Pam Hayes calling the dances and spirited singer Ami lee adding songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino. Come and join Nik, Ami, Martin, Pam, Tim, Joel and Howard for more East European shenannigans.
£8/£7. BYO refreshments. www.kevara.co.uk.

Saturday 30 April 2016 7.30pm - Bovey Tracey Acoustic Cafe - Bovey Tracey
Doors 7.15pm. Parish Church Rooms, East St, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EN. A two-course, multi-choice meal with a vegetarian option will be interspersed with a variety of talented local musicians – line-up will include our very own ‘Owly Dave’, ‘Harping Mad’, ‘The Cornelius Family’, ‘Whistling Paddy’, ‘Barron Brady’, ‘Jim Watts’ and ‘John Brooks’. BYO drinks/glasses. All proceeds, including raffle, will support the Barn Owl Trust. Tickets £12 (includes meal) from 01364 653026 or info@barnowltrust.org.uk. Further details at www.barnowltrust.org.uk/acoustic-cafe.

Saturday 30 April 2016 8pm - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
BBC Radio 2’s current Folk Singer of the Year, Nancy Kerr performing with husband James Fagan. Together they have twice won Best Duo at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards. Nancy’s earthy fiddle playing marries perfectly with the rhythm of James’ bouzouki, and their melting vocal harmonies bring a magical quality to their evocative story telling. Tickets £14, available from 01363 82379, email mick@theheartofdevon.co.uk or via www.theheartofdevon.co.uk. Licensed bar.

Saturday 30 April 2016 - 3 Daft Monkeys - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys bring their quirky and original approach to music to Kingskerswell Church In their famously intense and dynamic live shows, the band will be performing songs from their award-winning album Of Stones and Bones (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards 2014), a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with “panache and a wicked vein of humour”. With a new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, solid bass, hand-percussion kit and 3-part harmonies. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms, will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. The desire to dance is irresistible. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

Sunday 1 May 2016 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick began playing guitar at the age of 10. As he grew up, he was surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour. Now with 10 albums behind him, Nick is a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. He is also a hugely talented instrumentalist, capable of coaxing the most glorious of sounds from the humblest of guitars and able to turn his hand to a bewildering mix of genres. He has been called at various times 'the acoustic Hendrix', the 'English Jeff Buckley' and 'the new Jeff Beck' but he is definitely his own man. Tickets £10 available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/239104. Booking recommended. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.Phil Royal, South Devon Music (exists to bring first rate live music to Bovey Tracey and Dartmoor). Updates will be posted to www.facebook.com/livemusicsouthdevon.
Future dates: 5 June 2016 – the legends that are Tir na nOg www.tirnanog-progfolk.com and 10 July 2016 – the return of the magnificent Michael Chapman.

NEW Sunday 1 May 2016 8pm - Sam Richards Freedom Songs  - St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton TQ13 7DD (map)
Sam Richards solo piano, improvisation based on nine freedom songs. May Day is the peoples’ day and always has been. Unlike many public holidays it does not have a religious significance - that is unless pre-Christian religion is included. Folklorists like to trace May Day observances to pagan origins – greenery, dancing, singing special songs, baking cakes, hobby horses, seasonal games, May queens, May baskets, Morris dancing, maypoles, Robin Hood games, green men, dressing in disguise and so on. Since the late 19th century it has also been a day of labour, union banners and rallies. This concert celebrates both May Days. More details, bookings etc. www.wegottickets.com/event/358090.

UPDATED Mini-ceilidh and Si Barron are part of main concert, not free event, as previously stated
Monday 2 May 2016 - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
4pm - Free Music event - featuring The Estuary Bouys, The Dart Valley Stompers, Reuben Lenkiewicz, The Back Beach Boyz, Anne Darby.
7pm - Major concert with Zulu Tradition - Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks. ZULU is company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of African harmonies (traditional songs as well as Afro-Gospel) and high-energy, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and with drum-rhythms. Their stage shows are exciting, enthralling and hugely entertaining and they attract enthusiastic audiences. Concert also includes the fantastic Si Barron and a mini-ceilidh with Celt and caller Joan Holloway.
These are part of Teignmouth and Dawlish Labour Branch’s May Day Celebrations. Concert tickets £18/£12. Tickets and information available from the venue (tel: 01626 249049, www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk) or call Hugh on 01626 775517.

Tuesday 3 May 2016 2-4pm - "FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.

Friday 6 May 2016 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - St Andrews Church, Moretonhampstead
Presented by Friends of Moretonhampstead Primary School. “Entertaining and original – The comeback continues” The Guardian; “Folk music for the modern age”  The Telegraph. All proceeds will benefit the children at the Primary School. Tickets £7.50, available at Moreton Information Centre, Moreton Newsagents, The Horse, Moreton Café/Bakery or email: becksducks@gmail.com.

Friday 6 May 2016 - Sam Carter - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
‘The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his Generation’ Jon Boden. Since Sam Carter released his debut album ‘Keepsakes’ in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. He has performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council ’Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny’, the Sweet Liberties project and (with Jim Moray) folk rock band False Lights, & won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam’s second album ‘The No Testament’ was released in 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based song-writing by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his song-writing. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2s Later with Jools Holland in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special The Enigma of Nic Jones.

Friday 6 May 2016 8pm - Basco - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Top Danish folk roots band Basco’s infectious energy, virtuosity and inventiveness have gained the hearts and minds of audiences all over Europe. Basco were the first folk string band ever to be Short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2014 for their latest album 'The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco' and have also taken home several Danish Music Awards, including Artist of the Year 2013 and Vocalist of the Year 2012. Basco's music, is varied, full of nuance and beauty, of temperament and drive, of grand sweeping landscapes, delicate, fractal detail, and of good, old fashioned, raw, foot-stomping power. With influences ranging from American, Nordic, English, Scottish, Swedish and Danish folk music Basco will have people of all ages up and dancing. www.bascoband.com. Tickets £10 adv (£12 door) from 01626 249049 or www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 7 May 2016 8pm - The Moulton Brothers - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
After a very successful evening last month, with guest banjo player Gavin joining us later in the evening, The Moulton Brothers are back at The Bridge Inn. Lots of fun and music, and plenty drinking of ale. They do it for free, so fel free to show your appreciation in the form of a drink or two. Casual is the word, Fun is what we have.

Saturday 7 May 2016 8pm - Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Performed by Bookends. Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the world’s most authentic sounding theatre show of its kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo. Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind blowing live performances, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water. Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show. “Not just your average tribute” - BBC Radio WM. “That could really be Simon & Garfunkel” – BBC Radio Nottingham. More details and booking information at www.theflavel.org.uk.

Saturday 7 May 2016 8pm - Daria Kulesh - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Support: Steve Pledger. Singer/songwriter Daria Kulesh (aka Eternal Child) was born in Moscow, Russia. Her Russian roots are reflected in her music, intertwined with multicultural influences she has experienced on her turbulent and exciting journey through life. Her debut solo album Eternal Child was launched in 2015. www.daria-kulesh.co.uk. “A phenomenal debut album” (Eternal Child, 2015) Pete Bradley, Fatea Magazine. Tickets £10. Contact sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk or 07508 169049. Tea and coffee available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access.

NEW Saturday 7 May 2016 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Acappella Chorus - Nicholas Hall, Lydford
In concert, including the debut of a short film inspired by an original song 'The Old Lych Way' composed by Chris Hoban. This folk infused choir is known for the depth and clarity of its tone and it's varied and beautiful arrangements. They recently provided choral backing for several songs on the last date of the recent Show of Hands tour. Tickets £5 available from Mary Barkell 01822 820272 or email the.barkells[at]btopenworld.com.

Sunday 8 May 2016 7.45pm - Clive Gregson - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Manchester born but having lived in the USA for over 20 years, Clive is a truly international star. A gifted songwriter and guitarist, he is in constant demand as a session musician and producer, as well as supporting top names such as Richard Thompson and Eddie Reader. Clive's solo performance will leave you in no doubt as to his amazing talents.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 8 May 2016 7.30pm - Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions: Kirsty Bromley Duo - St Teresa’s Hall, Connaught Road, Sidmouth EX10 8TT (map)
[Note that the 'official' postcode, EX10 9HG, for this venue does not appear to yield the correct location by some distance when entered in Google Maps, Google Earth, streetmap.co.uk etc. whereas EX10 8TT does. No idea if this affects satnavs]
with Simon Dumpleton. Kirsty Bromley is a young singer, dancer, teacher and writer of folk music within the English Tradition. “Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling.” Nancy Kerr – BBC2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger. Her debut album ‘Time Ashore’ features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. Licensed bar. Tickets £10 door, £8(+) advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/355206 or Parag7on Books, High St., Sidmouth.

Monday 9 May 2016 7.30pm - The Fureys - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys are renowned for their hit songs ‘ When You Were Sweet Sixteen', 'The Green Fields of France', 'The Old Man', 'Red Rose Café', 'Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway', 'Leaving Nancy' plus many more. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers. Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of The Fureys. Their emotive songs stir many emotions.... tears and laughter, sadness and joy Full details, bookings etc. www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15520.

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Monday 9 May 2016 7.30pm - "
A Sense of Place (talk by Steve Knightley
)" - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A talk by one of the West Country's leading songwriters. Steve will give an illustrated talk about his approach to songwriting using songs reflecting a sense of place in Devon. Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, described by no less than Peter Gabriel as 'one of the great English bands'. He has just completed a 150-date project, 'Grown your own gig', has taken hard-hitting songs from Cornwall to The Borders and back again. Steve says, "As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers." Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting 'Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed', has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the anthemic, award-nominated 'Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to 'Tall Ships' (set in a West Country fishing village) and 'Roots'. Now he's taking a night off from the busy touring schedule to drop in on a favourite local venue, unpack the songwriting process a little, and talk us through the creation of a few of the Devon-inspired favourites. Tickets on door: Devonshire Association members £5, non-members £8, or online www.wegottickets.com/DAMS. Contact: Tom & Barbara Brown 01271 882366, email tomandbarbara.brown@btinternet.com.

Tuesday 10 May 2016 8pm - Keith James presents Yusuf / Cat Stevens - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Government matched, Syrian Children’s appeal. www.keith-james.com. www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=27426. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Wednesday 11 May 2016 8pm - Malcolm Holcombe - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
The ability to glorify the mundane, the every day struggles and heart breaks of the common man, has long been the mark of a truly great songwriter, and with his rasping vocals and edgy songs - many from the darker sides of life - Nashville's Malcolm Holcombe does it better than most. Quite why he's not in the first division is a mystery, his peers like Steve Earle and Emmy Lou Harris queue up to sing his praises, and in performance he's startling, unlike anyone else on the block. www.malcolmholcombe.com. Accompanied by his long time Dobro player Jared Tyler, this will be a night you won't forget. And that's a promise. Tickets £13 from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862.

Thursday 12 May 2016 8pm - Malcolm Holcombe B Bar Plymouth - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Acclaimed North Carolina songwriter Malcolm Holcombe returns to The B Bar to promote his 14th album "Another Black Hole"which he released on February 12th.The album features Jared Tyler on dobro and banjo who will be touring with Malcolm and playing a few of his own songs during the set. Malcolm Holcombe is the personification of American roots music with a level of authenticity and integrity which has gained him fans like Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. Album sample video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AYhwNeI0A0. Tickets £10 +£1.50 fee from www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=26826.

Thursday 12 May 2016 - Police Dog Hogan - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
After their sellout gig in 2015 at The Beehive, we just had to get them back. With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk. Tel: 01404 384050.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7.30pm - Josie Lloyd - Maritime Inn, King St, Brixham TQ5 9AH
Brixham Blues Second Thursday BBT2 welcomes back Josie from Hatherleigh with her outstanding blues & ragtime played on National Resophonic guitars www.josielloyd.co.uk. Plus resident duo Devon Delta (Stuart Cumberpatch, slide & lap guitar. Robert Spence, harp & vocals). Floor spots for blues players/singers. Information: Stuart Cumberpatch stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7.30pm - Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 9NN (map)
Lively and friendly monthly (2nd Tuesday) open mike club. Locals to Torbay and music lovers from further afield have tried it and come back for more! Folk features strongly, but not exclusively. Beginners and more experienced all welcome. Every night has been busy, with a tremendous range of music - performed on more different instruments than we thought existed! Contact Paul on 07894 961010 or email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. Facebook: Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club Paignton. Next sessions will be Thursdays 14 April and 12 May.

NEW Thursday 12 May 2016 8.30pm - Oh Pep! & Fiona Bevan - Dartington Hall
Dartington Hall lights up its hidden, dormant and unseen spaces with a series of intimate gigs and events in secret locations. Foot-stomping, somewhat heart-breaking, multi-award-winning, instrumental duo Oh Pep! perform an evening of contemporary original and unconventional folk/pop/country sounds. Joining them will be Suffolk-born singer and multi-platinum, chart-topping, bewitching “pop in disguise” lyricist, Fiona Bevan. https://ohpep.squarespace.com, http://fionabevan.co.uk. More details, bookings etc. www.dartington.org/whats-on/after-dark.

Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm - Wren Music presents a Random Melody - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs by James Ravilious. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk.

NEW Friday 13 May 2016 8pm - Chakarera - Tiverton
An exciting native folk music group from Argentina. The group’s exciting music blends traditional folk music with jazz and Latin-rock. Songs will be in English and Spanish. The group has extended its tour of Spain to take part in the Halberton Festival! www.tivertontheatre.com/events/chakarera-halberton-festival

NEW Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm - Café Culture - Thrive Café, Arcturus Centre, Fore Street, Totnes
Guests for the night are Ian Chamberlain, Virginia Griem and Adelia, all of whom have been Trade Winds regulars, but here given a bit more freedom, with full sets. It'll be a great evening, so don't miss it. £5 door. Watch out for the re-established straight up the hill traffic system, which may be in place by then. Hosts: Simon and Susan tel. 01364 631308.

13-15 May 2016 - Riverdance - Plymouth Pavilions (map)
With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect a show that the Irish Times rightly described as ‘the original... the best’. Details www.plymouthpavilions.com.

13-15 May 2016 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Multi-genre largely free festival. Advertised 'folk/country' line-up currently includes:
Cooper and Davies; The Bookshop Band; Circes Diner; Velvet and Stone; Gary Quinn; The Porter Family; The Lyers; Billy Thompson Gypsy Style; Ninebarrow; Lost Eleven; Martin & Eliza Carthy. Details www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk.

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Saturday 14 May 2016 8.30pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
It’s nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album, and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy’s recording debut. Throughout their respective careers, both have toured and recorded with many others (Eliza shared the bill with her acclaimed mother, Norma Waterson, On their award-winning ‘Gift’ Album in 2010). But finally, this trail-blazing father and daughter have made their first ever duo album, ‘The Moral Of The Elephant’ (Topic Records, 2nd June 2014). Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk.

Saturday 14 May 2016 8pm - The Wilson Family - The Alice Cross Centre, St. James Precinct, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth TQ14 9BT (map)
Very little needs to be said, it’s The Wilson Family and Andy Clarke. If you like your harmonies strong and lusty then these are the lads. From Teesside and favourites at clubs and festivals throughout the UK. Definitely singer’s singers. Fresh from performing with Sting in his musical “The Last Ship” in New York. Support by Devon’s very own Andy Clarke, “an excellent singer and instrumentalist who performs with the skill and taste of a master craftsman” - Pete Coe. Tickets £14, adv (until 7 May) or concs £12. For info call Hugh Diamond 01626 775517 or email hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com. Full info and future concerts www.teignmouthfolkconcerts.co.uk.

Saturday 14 May 2016 8pm - Tango Sonoro - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Noelle, Judy and Jonathan go back a long way as members of the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra and form the core of Tango Sonoro. They have been playing Argentine Tango Music since 2010. Recently joined by Laura Deignan, who also played in the Plymouth Symphony for a while and whose instrument the clarinet is not usually associated with tango music, it is related to the bandoneon as both are reed instruments. It compliments the other instruments and suits the tango very well. Argentine Tango is beautiful in its instrumental form, but when sung, it has yet more depth. www.tangoband.co.uk. Bookings etc. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/tangosonoro. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Saturday 14 May 2016 - Haunt The Woods / Hein Cooper / Ten Tonnes - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Haunt the Woods are an alternative folk rock band hailing from Devon and Cornwall. With a new and unique sound that combines their love of traditional and modern folk music along with gorgeous harmonies and spellbinding guitar, their live show really captures the energy and essence of the bands love and passion for music. Joining Haunt the Woods is one of the fastest up & coming Australian talents indie musician & songwriter Hein Cooper. Joining Hein will be 19 year old singer songwriter Ethan Barnett (Ten Tonnes) whose blues and alternative influences can be clearly heard through his music. Full details etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/haunt-the-woods-hein-cooper-and-ten-tonnes. £4 adv, £5 door. Box Office: 01392 667080.

NEW Sunday 15 May 2016 3pm (until we stop) - The Ruggle Regatta - Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
An afternoon and evening of a range of performances from local musicians and singers, notably Mariners Away shantymen from South Zeal, singer-songwriter Adelia, Denbury Folk and JAR. JAR describe themselves as "Three musicians and a banjo player who came 7th on 'Britain's Got Desperate'. And they like to play on Tor." Admission free, come along and enjoy the music in the open moorland air (or in a marquee if wet). See www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk/the-ruggle-regatta.html for further information, contact etc.
Coming next: Thursday 30 June - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan at The Cafe on the Green. Usual format of buffet and performance, sharing tables and making friends. Buffet and gig are £26 or gig only is £16. Details www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk/nancy-kerr--james-fagan.html.

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Sunday 15 May 2016 7.30pm - John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Legendary guitarist John Etheridge has had substantial relationships during his 45 year career with some of the most famous names of 20th century music including Stephane Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin and Soft Machine. For the Festival, he joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe, who has been gaining plaudits wherever she goes. Together John and Vimala weave a magical spell, effortlessly travelling musically from India to Africa, Middle East and the USA. Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 15 May 2016 - Martin & Eliza Carthy - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated.
Martin Carthy and daughter Eliza join forces to perform songs from their first duo album of traditional material. For more than forty years Martin has been one of Folk music’s greatest innovators, enjoying musical partnerships with Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, Norma Waterson and many more. Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation, performing with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller and Rufus Wainwright. She has revitalised modern folk music with her intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performances. Eliza Carthy was nominated Best Singer in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Full details etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/martin-eliza-carthy. £16. Box Office: 01392 667080.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 - Calan - South Devon Arts Centre, The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE (map)
Calan breathes fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. "A diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth" fRoots. Calan play fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer makes for a great show. Details, samples etc. www.southdevonarts.co.uk/#!calan/eqgup. Tickets also available on 0844 888 0435 or direct from Totnes Tourist Information Centre (by Morrisons).

NEW Wednesday 18 May 2016 8.30pm - The Nightjar - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Nominally, The Nightjar are a folk band, or at least inspired by various traditional musics, but their sound has developed to include free improvisation, field recordings and live electronics. The Nightjar use close 3-part harmony, interlocking sparse guitars and live electronics. Their sound and the intensity of lead singer Mo Kirby's vocals will lure the listener into a dreamlike world, that is often eerie and haunting. The band consists of Mo Kirby on lead vocals, Pete Thomas on acoustic guitar, electronics and vocals, Sarah Ricketts on double bass and vocals and Jez Anderson on electric guitar. www.thenightjarmusic.com. £2 or free with a B-Card. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Thursday 19 May 2016 7.30pm - Richard Digance - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated. Richard Digance is not just a singer/guitarist, and not merely one of the country’s most celebrated comedy entertainers, he is also a one man creative industry, whose achievements are acknowledged around the world. A BAFTA nominated performer, a world acclaimed poet, an author and an artist. ‘Richard Digance is simply a national treasure’ Bob Harris. www.tavistockwharf.com/whats_on/live_music?event=2636_richard_digance.

Thursday 19 May 2016 - Corinne West - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A long overdue return from this Californian born singer-songwriter has been touring and performing since the age of 15, when she left home with guitar in hand to travel across America in a converted school bus. Whisky poets & angels, cowgirls & bluebirds, West’s characters chart the tides, test the winds, and weather severe storms; all given life by her compelling stage-presence and luscious voice. West's deep Americana sound, informed by nomadic-roads traveled, continues to radiate her respected reputation within the roots scene around the world (Bob Harris is a “massive fan”). www.corinnewest.com. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

Friday 20 May 2016 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Barrel House, Totnes (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk/whats-on/mad-dog-mcrea.

***** Part Two - all newly notified events until the end of June, plus a few other newies *****

NEW Saturday 21 May 2016 7.30pm - Sing for Water - South Brent Old School Community Centre, Totnes Road TQ10 9BP
An evening of songs and music from around the world. With Viva, women's acapella choir led by Roz Walker, Young Folk from the Oak, Skylark-Bluesy songs in harmony with flute fiddle piano mandolin percussion. Refreshments. Tickets £6 adult, £3 child, available adv from Artworks 01364 649424 or Jane 07818 844346 or on the door. All proceeds from evening will go to the charity Water Aid.

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Wednesday 25 May 2016 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/fairportconvention2016. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Friday 27 May 2016 6pm 'til late - Party In The Town - Totnes, various venues
[Thanks to John Summerscales and his Plymouth Music Diary www.summerscales.me.uk/music.htm for the summary information below.]
A multigenre, free event. "Welcome to Party in the Town! I’m delighted to introduce this exciting event in Totnes. Party in the Town springs out of Dartington International Summer School & Festival as part of the new year-round Arts programme at Dartington; we hope it will become an annual event. This year more than 400 performers are taking part, in over 25 venues." (Full details at www.dartington.org/whats-on/summer-school/party-in-the-town)
6:00-6:30 pm - St Mary’s Church - Party in the Town Schools’ Commission
6:30-7:00 pm - Barrel House Ball Room - Sam Fearon
6:30-7:00 pm - Royal Seven Stars Hotel - The Q-dettes
6:30-7:00 pm - Totnes Civic Hall - Jamming Station
6:30-7:00 pm - Totnes Library - Trio of Men
6:30-8:00 pm - Devon Harp Centre - Jordi Francis, Hana Caley & Misuzu Matsumoto
6:40-7:00 pm - St Mary’s Church - BIG Noise Chorus
7:00-7:30 pm - The Nautilus Rooms - Singing Heart
7:10-7:30 pm - St Mary’s Church - Global Harmony
7:15-7:45 pm - Barrel House Ball Room - Lanky and the Beard
7:15-7:45 pm - Royal Seven Stars Hotel - Anna Hamill
7:15-7:45 pm - Totnes Library - The Plymouth Mayflower Chorus
7:30-8:05 pm - Totnes Civic Hall - Gabriel Collins Combo
7:40-8:00 pm - St Mary’s Church - The Choral Engineers
7:45-8:00 pm - The Nautilus Rooms - Amber Sky Higginson
7:45-8:00 pm - Totnes Guildhall - Lola Lovatt-Elson
8:00-8:15 pm - The Nautilus Rooms - Kuki and the Bard
8:00-8:30 pm - Barrel House Ball Room - Harbottle and Jonas
8:00-8:30 pm - Royal Seven Stars Hotel - ROxIRcLE
8:00-8:30 pm - Totnes Library - Dawn Fallon
8:00-9:30 pm - Thrive Café - Adjusting the Contrast
8:05-8:20 pm - Totnes Guildhall - Anna Bennett
8:10-8:55 pm - St Mary’s Church - South West Music School
8:15-8:30 pm - The Nautilus Rooms - Finn Bognuda
8:15-8:50 pm - Totnes Civic Hall - The Ronnie Jones Quartet
8:25-8:40 pm - Totnes Guildhall - A cappella Trio
8:40-9:00 pm - The Nautilus Rooms - Lisa and Libby
8:45-9:15 pm - Barrel House Ball Room - Arizona Law
8:45-9:15 pm - Totnes Guildhall - Tommy Hodgkins Khosla
8:45-9:20 pm - Royal Seven Stars Hotel - Desperate Measures
9:05-9:25 pm - St Mary’s Church - Ensemble Baklava
9:30-11:00pm - Totnes Civic Hall - Courtney Pine’s ‘House of Legends’ (ticketed event, see website for details)

NEW Friday 27 May 2016 8pm - Adjusting the Contrast - Thrive Café, Arcturus Centre, Fore Street, Totnes
Later that month, but still before the next Trade Winds, Susan and Simon are joining our musical mates Katie Whitehouse and Peter Farrie for a newly revived and rebuilt Adjusting the Contrast, our show of words and music on all aspects of love and relationships. Free entry. Contact: Simon and Susan tel. 01364 631308.

NEW Wednesday 1 June 2016 6.30pm - Moulettes - Dartington Hall
Dartington Hall lights up its hidden, dormant and unseen spaces with a series of intimate gigs and events in secret locations. After enthralling crowds at Bestival, Glastonbury, End of the Road and Cropredy, psychedelic neo-classical folk rock collective, Moulettes bring their charismatic and idiosyncratic music style to Dartington’s famous annual event, Community Day. www.moulettes.co.uk. Free event. More details etc. www.dartington.org/whats-on/after-dark.

NEW Tuesday 14 June 2016 - Simpson, Cutting & Kerr - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. Three leading lights of British folk regroup as a new trio made up of guitar hero Martin Simpson, singer and fiddle-player Nancy Kerr and squeezebox star Andy Cutting. Their debut album Murmurs will be released in June 2016. Murmurs was recorded in January this year and captures all the excitement of three master musicians having musical fun together. It’s a collection of songs that communicate to the listener a sense of bonded musicianship, a real feeling and empathy for each others’ playing and a collective love and innate understanding of the music.
Full details etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/simpson-cutting-kerr. £15. Box Office: 01392 667080.

NEW Thursday 16 June 2016 - Tom McConville - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year (2009), Tom is a singer and fiddle player extraordinaire. Drawing on traditional music from his Newcastle home with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a truly original sound combining jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical roots. Expect a heart-stopping, virtuosic performance, punctuated by Tom's inimitable Geordie wit. www.tommcconville.co.uk. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 17 June 2016 8pm - Moore Moss Rutter - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Tom Moore (violin), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar/vocals) combine musical material, style and tradition from their home counties of Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as "intelligently crafted musical adventures". Often praised for musical “maturity and sophistication”, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty - as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. Tickets £8. More details, bookings etc. www.liveandacoustic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 17 June 2016 8pm - Charlie Dore - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Support: Greg Hancock. Full details, links etc. www.wegottickets.com/event/356379. Tickets £12. Contact sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk or 07508 169049. Tea and coffee available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access.

NEW Saturday 18 June 2016 8pm - Charlie Dore & Julian Littman - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Charlie Dore’s music is hard to label, but eclectic, contemporary Folk is the closest to it – and Julian Littman, fresh from touring with his ‘other’ band, Steeleye Span, is always up for an improvised solo or two. Charlie is a multi-award-winning writer and although she has written for the great and the good, her live show reveals that she keeps the best songs for herself. With eight albums’ worth of songs to mine, no two nights are the same. The array of instruments – guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonium, autoharp and ukulele, is constantly swapped as they dip into their latest album, Milk Roulette. There may be a new version of Charlie’s first ever single, Fear of Flying (covered by George Harrison) and even a new take on her chart-topping hit Pilot of the Airwaves – still a BBC Radio 2 favourite. Samples https://soundcloud.com/charlie-dore-songs/sets/charlie-dore-songs. Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Thursday 23 June 2016 - Kent Duchaine - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The master of blues returns! For almost 40 years, Kent and his beloved Leadbessie, a beaten up 1934 National Steel Guitar, have wowed audiences worldwide. His exceptional guitar playing and deep, intriguing voice combine to set the old style delta blues alight. Kent's life stories of friendships and loves, the history of blues music, the men who developed it, and his incredible involvement with some of them characterise his shows and have his audiences laughing and crying in equal measure. "One of the best five concerts nationwide (across all genres)" Sunday Times. www.kentduchaine.com. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 24 June 2016 7.30pm - Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - Churston Traditional Farm Shop Restaurant, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL (map)
Book tickets by emailing info@maggieandmike.co.uk or calling Maggie on 01803 855961, or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/350057.

NEW Friday 24 June 2016 7.30pm - SidMouth StoryNight - Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
SidMouth StoryNights present storyteller Shonaleigh Cumbers telling “The Tower of Bagel”. In medieval Odessa, a humble Jewish baker, Lemuel, takes in a foundling who holds many secrets. He must tease out the tangled knot of riddles and track the slow emergence of a recipe for a new kind of savoury bread roll. Shonaleigh has travelled the world delighting audiences with this popular mix of story, song, riddle and seeds of wisdom. She is probably the last Drut’syla, a Jewish tradition of storytelling. Adv tickets £8 available from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth 01395 514516, or door £10. For more details call 07834 194215, JanetTells@gmail.com.

NEW Saturday 25 June 2016 7.30pm - Sultans of String - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while sitar serves up shimmering grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. They will be showcasing their new release, Subcontinental Drift, a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, The Love Guru). Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform and record with such luminaries as The Chieftains and David Bromberg. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

NEW Sunday 26 June 2016 8pm - Jess Vincent - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Support: James Shead. Jess is an an extraordinary young songwriter from Wiltshire with a unique and gorgeous voice has which has been compared to many, (Kate Bush, Iris Dement and Maria Muldaur) but is so distinctive that it could only be Jess Vincent. Utterly captivating live, she delivers her songs with subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke & harmonium and shruti box reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allows her vulnerability to shine through. Full details, links etc. www.wegottickets.com/event/356483. Tickets £12. Contact sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk or 07508 169049. Tea and coffee available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access.

NEW Tuesday 28 June 2016 7.30pm - Martin Carthy - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

NEW Thursday 30 June 2016 - Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A welcome return on their second visit from jazz guitar maestro Pete Oxley, with Nicolas Meier closing out our spring season at the Mill. The blend of Metheny-esque jazz with Turkish-inspired music to create his utterly unique style. Stalwarts of Ronnie Scott's and Wigmore Hall, Pete and Nicolas regularly perform with some of the world's leading jazz artists, including Chris Garrick, Tim Whitehead, John Etheridge, Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. As a duo, these wonderful guitarists perform with a spontaneity and intuitive interplay that is truly dazzling. Expect a contemporary soundscape that ranges from Latin American to Turkish to Hungarian gypsy, Middle Eastern and more. www.peteoxley.com, www.meiergroup.com. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Thursday 30 June 2016 8.30pm - Adem and Laura Moody - Dartington Hall
Dartington Hall lights up its hidden, dormant and unseen spaces with a series of intimate gigs and events in secret locations. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and creator of the acclaimed album ‘Homesongs’ Adem brings his instrumental pastoral pop. Joining him will be wildly alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer-songwriter, and long-standing member of internationally acclaimed Elysian String Quartet, Laura Moody. www.lauramoodymusic.com, www.dominorecordco.com/artists/adem. More details, bookings etc. www.dartington.org/whats-on/after-dark.

NEW Friday 1 July 2016 7.30pm - Mawkin - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
One of brit-folks brightest new guns, Mawkin are a blistering 5-piece band, fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene, with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe, they sing rousing songs of rebellion. Brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) underpin the virtuoso bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray), with a solid rhythm section of Danny Crump on bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on drums. www.mawkin.co.uk. “Invigorating, Highly Inventive” – Q Magazine; “ Unapologetically Energetic” – Songlines Magazine; “ Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite“ – The Guardian; Bookings etc. www.brixhamtheatre.org.uk/events/2016/jul-1/mawkin. £12 adv (£14 door if available).

NEW Saturday 2 July 2016 - South Brent Folk Day
See www.southbrentfolk.org.uk/index.php/events/36-2016-events for provisional details.

NEW Wednesday 27 July 2016 - Hayseed Dixie - South Devon Arts Centre, The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE (map)
The band was formed in the summer of 2000 on the front porch of a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, when after drinking enough whiskey to float a battleship across the Sahara Desert, it became suddenly obvious to the boys that the "Lost Highway" of Hank Williams and the "Highway To Hell" of AC/DC were the same damned road. The rest of the world first got a taste of the boys on April 17, 2001 with the release of their first album, titled "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC".  This gig will sell out. Details, samples, bookings etc. www.southdevonarts.co.uk/#!hayseed-dixie/o0qza. Tickets also available on 0844 888 0435 or direct from Totnes Tourist Information Centre (by Morrisons).

NEW Monday 15 August 2016 - Hayseed Dixie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Is there really such a thing as a hillbilly band covering rock classics? You betcha. They are called Hayseed Dixie and they play Rockgrass. Songs by artists such as Kiss, Outkast, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith get the Rockgrass treatment, but the band play original songs too. Full details etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/hayseed-dixie. £16. Box Office: 01392 667080.

NEW Booking opens today 22/4/16 Saturday 12 November 2016 - Afro Celt Sound System - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing.
This European and African based collective features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi, along with percussionist Robbie Harris and fiddle-player Eòghann MacEanruig, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon ‘Palmskin’ Richmond on keyboards and electronica and Val Etienne on backing vocals, with the gritty, witty rhymes of Gaelic rapper, musician and language activist Griogair. On some shows, the band will be joined by the hauntingly soulful Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly and the devotional harmonies of the Guinean female quintet Les Griottes. Full details etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/afro-celt-sound-system. £23.50. Box Office: 01392 667080.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 15 April 2016
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Part One below - a full listing of all events for the next 4 weeks or so
Part Two - all newly notified / updated events for the following 4 weeks.

***** Part One - all events for the next 4 weeks *****

Friday 22 April 2016 8.30pm - Gallery Bar Special: Noel Prior - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Using a blend of technology and more traditional acoustic instruments, Noel presents an enveloping soundscape of layered vocal harmonies and intricate finger-picking guitar. As founder of the Noel Prior Band, he’s played support to Paolo Nutini amongst others. Now performing solo and with a new album in the pipeline, his set draws from an extensive back catalogue, new compositions and folk arrangements of music that has inspired him. “Intricate finger picking style and soft vocal harmonies shine with elements of James Taylor, John Martyn and Ben Harper.” South West Pulse 2015. https://noelprior.wordpress.com. Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to Noel please. Details www.calstockarts.org.

Friday 22 April 2016 7.30pm - SidMouth StoryNight - Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
SidMouth StoryNights present storyteller and musician Mike O'Connor telling "From Prospero to Poldark- tales to bewitch and beguile. Mike is a prizewinning storyteller and musician - performing both friendly fireside tales and sagas. He is famed for his beautiful songs written for BBC TV’s ‘Poldark’. He has a lyrical way with words that takes his listeners on the most wonderful flights of fancy, but always bring them safely home. Mike is an OBE and a bard of the Cornish Gorseth. Adv tickets £8 available from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth 01395 514516, or door £10. For more details call 07834 194215, JanetTells@gmail.com.

UPDATED Saturday 23 April 2016 7.30pm - Ange Hardy - Churston Traditional Farm Shop Restaurant, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL (map)
Nominated for the Horizon Award for best emerging talent at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Ange performs original contemporary songs written in a traditional style with an emphasis on vocal harmony. Ange currently tours with three different guitars, a bag of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, a 27-string Salvi Harp and a shruti box. Combined with her innovative use of live looping for vocal harmonies she’s one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. Samples etc. www.angehardy.com. Support: Maggie Duffy & Mike Weed.
Final call for early bird tickets: Tickets purchased (and paid for) before 16 April will cost just £12 (includes snacks during interval). £14 thereafter. Online tickets £12(+) until they are sold out. Book tickets by emailing info@maggieandmike.co.uk or calling Maggie on 01803 855961, or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/350056.
Coming later from Maggie & Mike (see corresponding Diary entries):
24 June - Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - Churston Farm Shop
7 July - Ian Bruce with Ian & Moe Walker - Churston Farm Shop
25 September - afternoon concert with Ninebarrow - Galmpton Village Hall
29 October - Steve Ashley - Manor Inn, Galmpton

Saturday 23 April 2016 7.30pm - 'Songs of the Sea' - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
Brixham Rotary Club present their fourth annual charity concert - with Brixham Town Band, Brixham College Big Band and shantymen ‘Missin’ Tackle’ and will cover music fitting with Brixham’s maritime heritage. Tickets £8 (£6 U16s and seniors), available from The Box Office, Brixham Theatre tel: 01803 882717 Sats 10am-12noon. Wheelchair spaces can be booked.

Sunday 24 April 2016 7.45pm - Sunjay - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Another rising star, Sunjay has been playing guitar since he was 4 and has a musical matruity way beyond his years. A finalist in the 2012 Young folk Awards, with a host of other nominations, he has gone on to support Martin Simpson and Steeleye Span with his unique blend of folk and blues. "He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk!" (Vin Garbutt).
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 24 April 2016 7.30pm - All Folk’d Up - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated. 5 piece band whose sound is rooted deeply in Irish folk and celtic rock music. The band consists of banjo, guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and 4 vocalists all blending together to give a thick texture to the 5 piece sound. As well as being leading exponents of Irish folk songs, All Folk’d Up also delve into the the depths of traditional Irish music, American folk music, some Dance, Rock and Modern Classics with an Irish twist. www.tavistockwharf.com/whats_on/live_music?event=2635_all_folk_d_up.

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Master musicians delivering a Nordic musical blend of quite simply the highest quality” ~ The Herald. The ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland). Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to this unique collaboration. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

Tuesday 26 April 2016 7.30pm - The Hermitage Ensemble of St Petersburg - Lympstone Parish Church
We are proud to present this highly regarded a capella group of male singers from St. Petersburg’s leading theatres and concert companies, whose programme will include Orthodox Church music as well as traditional Russian songs. Bookings etc. www.lympstoneentertainments.co.uk/drumbeat.

Wednesday 27 April 2016 7.30pm - Concert of Russian Folk & Sacred Music  - St Michael's, Chagford
Acappella concert of Russian folk music and sacred music. £8 entry.

Thursday 28 April 2016 - Barb Jungr - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
This internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist returns with a reprise of her show “Love Me Tender – the Songs of Elvis Presley”, a collection of completely refashioned Elvis songs which won world acclaim when released in 2005. Performed live, the collection is deeply arresting, powerful and richly beautiful. Long acknowledged as a unique interpreter of song, Barb’s passionate delivery, subtle interpretation, artistry and humour conveyed in a musical prism of soul, blues and jazz have earned her cult status in Europe, the US and Australia. With pianist Jenny Carr. www.barbjungr.com. Booking details etc. www.ottertonmill.com:

Sold out Friday 29 April 2016 7.30pm - Gigspanner 'Big Band' - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SE
Click here for waiting list. Presented as a fundraiser by Harberton Cricket Club, supported by Harberton Folk.

Friday 29 April 2016 8pm - Kevara Klezmer Ceilidh - Buckfastleigh Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
With Pam Hayes calling the dances and spirited singer Ami lee adding songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino. Come and join Nik, Ami, Martin, Pam, Tim, Joel and Howard for more East European shenannigans.
£8/£7. BYO refreshments. www.kevara.co.uk.

UPDATED Saturday 30 April 2016 7.30pm - Bovey Tracey Acoustic Cafe - Bovey Tracey
Doors 7.15pm. Parish Church Rooms, East St, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EN. A two-course, multi-choice meal with a vegetarian option will be interspersed with a variety of talented local musicians – line-up will include our very own ‘Owly Dave’, ‘Harping Mad’, ‘The Cornelius Family’, ‘Whistling Paddy’, ‘Barron Brady’, ‘Jim Watts’ and ‘John Brooks’. BYO drinks/glasses. All proceeds, including raffle, will support the Barn Owl Trust. Tickets £12 (includes meal) from 01364 653026 or info@barnowltrust.org.uk. Further details at www.barnowltrust.org.uk/acoustic-cafe.

Saturday 30 April 2016 8pm - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
BBC Radio 2’s current Folk Singer of the Year, Nancy Kerr performing with husband James Fagan. Together they have twice won Best Duo at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards. Nancy’s earthy fiddle playing marries perfectly with the rhythm of James’ bouzouki, and their melting vocal harmonies bring a magical quality to their evocative story telling. Tickets £14, available from 01363 82379, email mick@theheartofdevon.co.uk or via www.theheartofdevon.co.uk. Licensed bar.

Saturday 30 April 2016 - 3 Daft Monkeys - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys bring their quirky and original approach to music to Kingskerswell Church In their famously intense and dynamic live shows, the band will be performing songs from their award-winning album Of Stones and Bones (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards 2014), a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with “panache and a wicked vein of humour”. With a new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, solid bass, hand-percussion kit and 3-part harmonies. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms, will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. The desire to dance is irresistible. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

Sunday 1 May 2016 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick began playing guitar at the age of 10. As he grew up, he was surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour. Now with 10 albums behind him, Nick is a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. He is also a hugely talented instrumentalist, capable of coaxing the most glorious of sounds from the humblest of guitars and able to turn his hand to a bewildering mix of genres. He has been called at various times 'the acoustic Hendrix', the 'English Jeff Buckley' and 'the new Jeff Beck' but he is definitely his own man. Tickets £10 available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/239104. Booking recommended. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.Phil Royal, South Devon Music (exists to bring first rate live music to Bovey Tracey and Dartmoor). Updates will be posted to www.facebook.com/livemusicsouthdevon.
Future dates: 5 June 2016 – the legends that are Tir na nOg www.tirnanog-progfolk.com and 10 July 2016 – the return of the magnificent Michael Chapman.

UPDATED Mini-ceilidh and Si Barron are part of main concert, not free event, as previously stated
Monday 2 May 2016 - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
4pm - Free Music event - featuring The Estuary Bouys, The Dart Valley Stompers, Reuben Lenkiewicz, The Back Beach Boyz, Anne Darby.
7pm - Major concert with Zulu Tradition - Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks. ZULU is company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of African harmonies (traditional songs as well as Afro-Gospel) and high-energy, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and with drum-rhythms. Their stage shows are exciting, enthralling and hugely entertaining and they attract enthusiastic audiences. Concert also includes the fantastic Si Barron and a mini-ceilidh with Celt and caller Joan Holloway.
These are part of Teignmouth and Dawlish Labour Branch’s May Day Celebrations. Concert tickets £18/£12. Tickets and information available from the venue (tel: 01626 249049, www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk) or call Hugh on 01626 775517.

Tuesday 3 May 2016 2-4pm - "FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.

Friday 6 May 2016 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - St Andrews Church, Moretonhampstead
Presented by Friends of Moretonhampstead Primary School. “Entertaining and original – The comeback continues” The Guardian; “Folk music for the modern age”  The Telegraph. All proceeds will benefit the children at the Primary School. Tickets £7.50, available at Moreton Information Centre, Moreton Newsagents, The Horse, Moreton Café/Bakery or email: becksducks@gmail.com.

Friday 6 May 2016 - Sam Carter - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
‘The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his Generation’ Jon Boden. Since Sam Carter released his debut album ‘Keepsakes’ in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. He has performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council ’Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny’, the Sweet Liberties project and (with Jim Moray) folk rock band False Lights, & won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam’s second album ‘The No Testament’ was released in 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based song-writing by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his song-writing. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2s Later with Jools Holland in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special The Enigma of Nic Jones.

NEW Friday 6 May 2016 8pm - Basco - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Top Danish folk roots band Basco’s infectious energy, virtuosity and inventiveness have gained the hearts and minds of audiences all over Europe. Basco were the first folk string band ever to be Short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2014 for their latest album 'The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco' and have also taken home several Danish Music Awards, including Artist of the Year 2013 and Vocalist of the Year 2012. Basco's music, is varied, full of nuance and beauty, of temperament and drive, of grand sweeping landscapes, delicate, fractal detail, and of good, old fashioned, raw, foot-stomping power. With influences ranging from American, Nordic, English, Scottish, Swedish and Danish folk music Basco will have people of all ages up and dancing. www.bascoband.com. Tickets £10 adv (£12 door) from 01626 249049 or www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Saturday 7 May 2016 8pm - Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Performed by Bookends. Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the world’s most authentic sounding theatre show of its kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo. Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind blowing live performances, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water. Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show. “Not just your average tribute” - BBC Radio WM. “That could really be Simon & Garfunkel” – BBC Radio Nottingham. More details and booking information at www.theflavel.org.uk.

Saturday 7 May 2016 8pm - Daria Kulesh - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Support: Steve Pledger. Singer/songwriter Daria Kulesh (aka Eternal Child) was born in Moscow, Russia. Her Russian roots are reflected in her music, intertwined with multicultural influences she has experienced on her turbulent and exciting journey through life. Her debut solo album Eternal Child was launched in 2015. www.daria-kulesh.co.uk. “A phenomenal debut album” (Eternal Child, 2015) Pete Bradley, Fatea Magazine. Tickets £10. Contact sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk or 07508 169049. Tea and coffee available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access.

Sunday 8 May 2016 7.45pm - Clive Gregson - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Manchester born but having lived in the USA for over 20 years, Clive is a truly international star. A gifted songwriter and guitarist, he is in constant demand as a session musician and producer, as well as supporting top names such as Richard Thompson and Eddie Reader. Clive's solo performance will leave you in no doubt as to his amazing talents.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 8 May 2016 7.30pm - Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions: Kirsty Bromley Duo - St Teresa’s Hall, Connaught Road, Sidmouth EX10 8TT (map)
[Note that the 'official' postcode, EX10 9HG, for this venue does not appear to yield the correct location by some distance when entered in Google Maps, Google Earth, streetmap.co.uk etc. whereas EX10 8TT does. No idea if this affects satnavs]
with Simon Dumpleton. Kirsty Bromley is a young singer, dancer, teacher and writer of folk music within the English Tradition. “Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling.” Nancy Kerr – BBC2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger. Her debut album ‘Time Ashore’ features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. Licensed bar. Tickets £10 door, £8(+) advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/355206 or Parag7on Books, High St., Sidmouth.

Monday 9 May 2016 7.30pm - The Fureys - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys are renowned for their hit songs ‘ When You Were Sweet Sixteen', 'The Green Fields of France', 'The Old Man', 'Red Rose Café', 'Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway', 'Leaving Nancy' plus many more. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers. Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of The Fureys. Their emotive songs stir many emotions.... tears and laughter, sadness and joy Full details, bookings etc. www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15520.

NEW Monday 9 May 2016 7.30pm - "A Sense of Place (talk by Steve Knightley)" - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A talk by one of the West Country's leading songwriters. Steve will give an illustrated talk about his approach to songwriting using songs reflecting a sense of place in Devon. Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, described by no less than Peter Gabriel as 'one of the great English bands'. He has just completed a 150-date project, 'Grown your own gig', has taken hard-hitting songs from Cornwall to The Borders and back again. Steve says, "As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers." Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting 'Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed', has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the anthemic, award-nominated 'Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to 'Tall Ships' (set in a West Country fishing village) and 'Roots'. Now he's taking a night off from the busy touring schedule to drop in on a favourite local venue, unpack the songwriting process a little, and talk us through the creation of a few of the Devon-inspired favourites. Tickets on door: Devonshire Association members £5, non-members £8, or online www.wegottickets.com/event/357680. Contact: Alan Rosevear 01392 277271, email rosevear1@aol.com.

Tuesday 10 May 2016 8pm - Keith James presents Cat Stevens - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Government matched, Syrian Children’s appeal. www.keith-james.com. www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=27426. Tel. 01752 242021.

Wednesday 11 May 2016 7.30pm - Scott Matthews - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
We cannot think of a better way to start '7 Days In May' than with Scott Matthews, Scott has garnered serious critical acclaim in his 10 year career to date and has taken this time to nurture his craft. He was always deliberate in his actions as witnessed in the time he originally spent as a guitarist before becoming the singer songwriter behind the groundbreaking debut album ‘Passing Stranger’. Scott keeps moving on and exploring to bring forth gems of songs that seem to gestate over time and then “arrive” as if he was a conduit to some magical power. His vocal style has been much referenced in ethereal terms of "ghostly", "haunting", "eerie" and "hypnotic", so perhaps there is magic afoot. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

Thursday 12 May 2016 - Police Dog Hogan - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
After their sellout gig in 2015 at The Beehive, we just had to get them back. With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk. Tel: 01404 384050.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7.30pm - Josie Lloyd - Maritime Inn, King St, Brixham TQ5 9AH
Brixham Blues Second Thursday BBT2 welcomes back Josie from Hatherleigh with her outstanding blues & ragtime played on National Resophonic guitars www.josielloyd.co.uk. Plus resident duo Devon Delta (Stuart Cumberpatch, slide & lap guitar. Robert Spence, harp & vocals). Floor spots for blues players/singers. Information: Stuart Cumberpatch stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7.30pm - Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 9NN (map)
Lively and friendly monthly (2nd Tuesday) open mike club. Locals to Torbay and music lovers from further afield have tried it and come back for more! Folk features strongly, but not exclusively. Beginners and more experienced all welcome. Every night has been busy, with a tremendous range of music - performed on more different instruments than we thought existed! Contact Paul on 07894 961010 or email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. Facebook: Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club Paignton. Next sessions will be Thursdays 14 April and 12 May.

Thursday 12 May 2016 8pm - Malcolm Holcombe B Bar Plymouth - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Acclaimed North Carolina songwriter Malcolm Holcombe returns to The B Bar to promote his 14th album "Another Black Hole"which he released on February 12th.The album features Jared Tyler on dobro and banjo who will be touring with Malcolm and playing a few of his own songs during the set. Malcolm Holcombe is the personification of American roots music with a level of authenticity and integrity which has gained him fans like Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. Album sample video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AYhwNeI0A0. Tickets £10 +£1.50 fee from www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=26826.

Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm - Wren Music presents a Random Melody - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs by James Ravilious. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk.

Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm - Roving Crows - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Roving Crows are an original must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original song. Think powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms. Band of the Year - FATEA Music Awards 2014. Best Live Act – Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

13-15 May 2016 - Riverdance - Plymouth Pavilions (map)
With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect a show that the Irish Times rightly described as ‘the original... the best’. Details www.plymouthpavilions.com.

13-15 May 2016 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Multi-genre largely free festival. Advertised 'folk/country' line-up currently includes:
Cooper and Davies; The Bookshop Band; Circes Diner; Velvet and Stone; Gary Quinn; The Porter Family; The Lyers; Billy Thompson Gypsy Style; Ninebarrow; Lost Eleven; Martin & Eliza Carthy. Details www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk.

Saturday 14 May 2016 8.30pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
It’s nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album, and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy’s recording debut. Throughout their respective careers, both have toured and recorded with many others (Eliza shared the bill with her acclaimed mother, Norma Waterson, On their award-winning ‘Gift’ Album in 2010). But finally, this trail-blazing father and daughter have made their first ever duo album, ‘The Moral Of The Elephant’ (Topic Records, 2nd June 2014). Part of the Dart Music Festival www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/act/martin-eliza-carthy.

NEW Saturday 14 May 2016 8pm - The Wilson Family - The Alice Cross Centre, St. James Precinct, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth TQ14 9BT (map)
Very little needs to be said, it’s The Wilson Family and Andy Clarke. If you like your harmonies strong and lusty then these are the lads. From Teesside and favourites at clubs and festivals throughout the UK. Definitely singer’s singers. Fresh from performing with Sting in his musical “The Last Ship” in New York. Support by Devon’s very own Andy Clarke, “an excellent singer and instrumentalist who performs with the skill and taste of a master craftsman” - Pete Coe. Tickets £14, adv (until 7 May) or concs £12. For info call Hugh Diamond 01626 775517 or email hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com. Full info and future concerts www.teignmouthfolkconcerts.co.uk.

Saturday 14 May 2016 3.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas and Friends - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Support: Will Hawkins. Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in the wilderness of Totnes. Together they paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new. They are hardworking songsmiths that place an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs. They have already received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, Jon Boden and BBC Introducing. Following on from the release of their debut album 'Cutthorpe Hill', they are now embarking on a new adventure with new songs and a new album to be launched at this gig. They will be joined by other musicians including trumpet and cello. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

Saturday 14 May 2016 7.30pm - Ruarri Joseph presents William The Conqueror Solo Show - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Once a treasure of the folk circuit, Ruarri Joseph had been leading a double existence, 4 studio albums in under his own name the singer created an alter-ego, William the Conqueror, as a way of being able to play live music away from the obligatory promotional touring, and hit a vein of creativity recording 3 albums of new music in his garage and finally deciding to switch things round, bringing William to the forefront and sending Joseph (at least the persona of him!) back into the shadows. Bursting with retro-infused energy, there are a myriad influences, underpinned by a taste for good, old-fashioned roots. One minute it’s a hushed JJ Cale that somehow finds its way to an angry Jim Morrison or a 60's Dylan; the next it’s a grunge era Pearl Jam via Leonard Cohen and a nod to Tom Waits. What is undoubtedly unique is the rich, earnest voice and the poetic nuance of a man clearly wise to the complexities and hardships of love and life. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

Saturday 14 May 2016 8pm - Tango Sonoro - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Noelle, Judy and Jonathan go back a long way as members of the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra and form the core of Tango Sonoro. They have been playing Argentine Tango Music since 2010. Recently joined by Laura Deignan, who also played in the Plymouth Symphony for a while and whose instrument the clarinet is not usually associated with tango music, it is related to the bandoneon as both are reed instruments. It compliments the other instruments and suits the tango very well. Argentine Tango is beautiful in its instrumental form, but when sung, it has yet more depth. www.tangoband.co.uk. Bookings etc. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/tangosonoro. Tel. 01752 892220.

Saturday 14 May 2016 8.30pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
It’s nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album, and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy’s recording debut. Throughout their respective careers, both have toured and recorded with many others (Eliza shared the bill with her acclaimed mother, Norma Waterson, On their award-winning ‘Gift’ Album in 2010). But finally, this trail-blazing father and daughter have made their first ever duo album, ‘The Moral Of The Elephant’ (Topic Records, 2nd June 2014). Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2949077.

Sunday 15 May 2016 7.30pm - John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Legendary guitarist John Etheridge has had substantial relationships during his 45 year career with some of the most famous names of 20th century music including Stephane Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin and Soft Machine. For the Festival, he joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe, who has been gaining plaudits wherever she goes. Together John and Vimala weave a magical spell, effortlessly travelling musically from India to Africa, Middle East and the USA. Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2949102.

Sunday 15 May 2016 3.30pm - Worry Dolls - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in 2016. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls’ sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains – still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they’ve forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result. “The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls – a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently ‘regular’ sound of folk that’s flooding the charts right now” – The Huffington Post. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

Sunday 15 May 2016 7.30pm - Recreations (Sam Duckworth) - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Part of '7 Days In May'.

***** Part Two - All newly notified / updated events for the following 4 weeks *****

UPDATED Wednesday 25 May 2016 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/fairportconvention2016. Tel. 01752 892220. Over half sold.

UPDATED Sunday 5 June 2016 10.30am-2pm - d'Accord River Exe Boat Trip - Exmouth
Boarding from 10am from Exmouth Marina. Adult £10, child 5-16 £5, U5 free. BYO food, no catering on board . Bar available and hot drinks can be purchased. Musicians, dancers and non dancers welcome, come and dance on the boat's dance floor or just enjoy the cruise. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Contact Phil Jesson 07582 595694 email philipjesson1[at]gmail.com. Ticket sales deadline Friday 20 May. www.daccordexeter.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 5 June 2016 7.30pm - Tir na nOg - Edgemoor Hotel, Haytor Rd, nr Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LE
Support: Crystal Jacqueline. Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. They recorded three timeless albums for Chrysalis Records  in the early 70s. the label. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70s, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following. 2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, their first since 1973! It has received glowing reviews. Samples etc. www.tirnanog-progfolk.com. More details, bookings (£12, no fee) etc. www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/FHLFMH.
Coming next: 10 July 2016 – the return of the magnificent Michael Chapman.

NEW Friday 10 June 2016 8pm - John Kirkpatrick - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Probably the finest button-accordian, melodeon and concertina player in the country, with an excellent powerful voice, and a very influential and prolific artist. He was a member of The Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Umps & Dumps, Brass Monkey, Band Of Hope, as well as his own band in the late 1990's. He has worked with the likes of Chris Parkinson (Sultans Of Squeeze), Martin Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Richard & Linda Thompson, Roy Bailey, Nic Jones, Martyn Wyndham-Read... and has also been involved in various projects including Morris On, The Compleat Dancing Master and Lark Rise To Candleford. He is still heavily involved in the morris dancing scene, having formed The Shropshire Bedlams in 1975. John has also contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and radio. £10 (paid in adv); £12 (door). Info / ticket enquiries contact exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983 (The Cornelius Family). www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.
JK Updates
1) John has recently joined The Home Service as lead vocalist, replacing John Tams who has retired.
2) The new Kirkpatrick family ceilidh band (replacing Mr Gubbin's Bicycle), 'Kirkophany' (JK with his four sons Jobie, Benji, George and Fergus - five Kirkpatricks, five Shropshire Bedlams - you have been warned!) is playing the Bulverton Marquee Ceilidh at Sidmouth on Friday 29 July.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 8 April 2016
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Part One below - a full listing of all events for the next 4 weeks or so
Part Two - all newly notified events for May and early June in full; no Part Three this week.

***** Part Two - All newly notified events for May and early June in full *****

NEW Thursday 12 May 2016 7.30pm - Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 9NN (map)
Lively and friendly monthly (2nd Tuesday) open mike club. Locals to Torbay and music lovers from further afield have tried it and come back for more! Folk features strongly, but not exclusively. Beginners and more experienced all welcome. Every night has been busy, with a tremendous range of music - performed on more different instruments than we thought existed! Contact Paul on 07894 961010 or email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. Facebook: Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club Paignton. Next sessions will be Thursdays 14 April and 12 May.

NEW Thursday 12 May 2016 8pm - Malcolm Holcombe B Bar Plymouth - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Acclaimed North Carolina songwriter Malcolm Holcombe returns to The B Bar to promote his 14th album "Another Black Hole"which he released on February 12th.The album features Jared Tyler on dobro and banjo who will be touring with Malcolm and playing a few of his own songs during the set. Malcolm Holcombe is the personification of American roots music with a level of authenticity and integrity which has gained him fans like Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. Album sample video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AYhwNeI0A0. Tickets £10 +£1.50 fee from www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=26826.

NEW Friday 13 May 2016 7.30pm - Wren Music presents a Random Melody - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs by James Ravilious. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 14 May 2016 8.30pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
It’s nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album, and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy’s recording debut. Throughout their respective careers, both have toured and recorded with many others (Eliza shared the bill with her acclaimed mother, Norma Waterson, On their award-winning ‘Gift’ Album in 2010). But finally, this trail-blazing father and daughter have made their first ever duo album, ‘The Moral Of The Elephant’ (Topic Records, 2nd June 2014). Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2949077.

NEW Sunday 15 May 2016 7.30pm - John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Legendary guitarist John Etheridge has had substantial relationships during his 45 year career with some of the most famous names of 20th century music including Stephane Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin and Soft Machine. For the Festival, he joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe, who has been gaining plaudits wherever she goes. Together John and Vimala weave a magical spell, effortlessly travelling musically from India to Africa, Middle East and the USA. Part of the Dart Music Festival. www.theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2949102.

NEW Friday 3 June 2016 7.30pm - Gilmore & Roberts - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 nominees for best duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts (brother of Kathryn) , combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. Conflict Tourism is their fourth. Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts noticed a common thread running through their latest crop of original songs. Conflict, whether an internal struggle between positive and negative, or a healthy body and a disease, is an everyday phenomenon captured perfectly by these 11 tracks. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

NEW Saturday 4 June 2016 8pm - Gilmore & Roberts - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Nominated Best Duo in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning song writing with astounding musicianship and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Twice nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (vocals, fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (vocals, guitar) have played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. “Katriona and Jamie maintain their place at the forefront of contemporary roots-folk songwriting.” fRoots.
Details, sample etc. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 5 June 2016 7.45pm - Quicksilver - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
When you combine the outtstanding musicianship of Grant Baynham (remember "That's LIfe") on guitar with the sublime voice of HIlary Spencer (Artisan, Mrs Ackroyd), then you suspect you are in for a nice concert with some humour. What you get is an hilarious evening of, well, outstanding musicianship and superb singing. It's a treat, so don't miss it!
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 5 June 2016 10.30am-2pm - d'Accord River Exe Boat Trip - Exmouth
Boarding from 10am from Exmouth Marina. Adult £10, child 5-16 £5, U5 free. BYO food, no catering on board . Bar available and hot drinks can be purchased. Musicians, dancers and non dancers welcome, come and dance on the boat's dance floor or just enjoy the cruise. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Contact Phil Jesson 07582 595694 email philipjesson1[at]gmail.com. Ticket sales deadline Friday 20 May. www.daccordexeter.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 5 June 2016 - Tir na nOg Edgemoor Hotel, Haytor Rd, nr Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LE
tbc www.tirnanog-progfolk.com and 10 July 2016 – the return of the magnificent Michael Chapman.

NEW Sunday 5 June 2016 7.30pm - Harry Harris - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Since signing to Wild Sound Recordings in 2013, Harry Harris has been building a reputation as one of the UK’s most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, he writes songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let go.His last album Songs About Other People was named Folk Album of the Year by The Telegraph, and song The Ballad of Ronnie Radford was named Song of the Year by FATEA Magazine. Support: Kitty Macfarlane; Kitty's songs are charged with a sense of place – more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind's transactions with the planet, whether those of small French fishing communities, or colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for music samples, further information, a full programme, and online ticketing. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

NEW Tuesday 7 June 2016 2-4pm - "FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.

NEW Friday 10 June 2016 8pm - John Kirkpatrick - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Enquiries contact exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983 (The Cornelius Family).

NEW Friday 10 June 2016 8pm - William The Conqueror - Barrel House, Totnes (map)
William The Conqueror are three passionate musicians (Ruarri Joseph, Harry Harding & Naomi Holmes) hell bent on staying in love with what they do. They make music for the love of music. The inevitable obstacles of life will close doors as we roll, but for now they are all open and there is nothing more exciting or freeing. William the Conqueror is what happens when you do what you love for a living but work so hard to make that living that you start to resent it. It's an outlet for all the ideas that never get the space to blossom because needs must. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk/whats-on/william-the-conqueror.

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Featured Venue - World Unlimited presents: '7 Days in May' Festival at St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
In addition to the already busy programme at St Marys', Graham is putting on a festival of 10 events on 7 days between May 11 and May 22, which are all listed in Part Two following.

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General items retained from previous circulars

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for April
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Folk Dance Club News
Well, it's not news really, but there are many such clubs across our area, for example the Exeter Folk Dance Club which meets usually Last Friday in the month  7.30-9.30pm (not July/August) at the Palace Gate Centre, South Street Baptist Church, South Street, Exeter EX1 1JA.  An open and welcoming Club affiliated to EFDSS. For more information email exeterfolkdance@gmail.com. All welcome.
See www.flaxey-green.co.uk for details of all folk dance clubs across our area.

Nationwide search for members of new National Youth Folk Ensemble
[After seeing the brilliant Leveret in Kingskerswell last Friday I was reminded to circulate the following which involves Sam Sweeney and may be of interest to some talented young folk musicians in our area.]
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has launched a nationwide search for talented young musicians to become the first members of the new National Youth Folk Ensemble. A series of Sampler Days will be held throughout England during May and June to audition musicians aged 14 to 18 for up to 25 places in the Ensemble, which is supported by Arts Council England.
The nearest sampler day in our region is at Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre on Thursday 2 June 2016 10.30am-4pm.
Led by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director, BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the Year 2015 Sam Sweeney, each Sampler Day will include creative workshops with a team of professional folk artists, individual auditions, and a question and answer session with Ensemble staff. Selected musicians will be invited to a final audition in London in July. To register for a Sampler Day, musicians have to be aged between 14 and 18 on 1 September 2016, live in England, be able to play confidently on any instrument and have an interest in folk music.
Full details can be found at www.efdss.org/efdss-education/national-youth-folk-ensemble. An early application is essential.

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Session News - Plymouth
Plymouth: Artillery Arms, Pound Street, Stonehouse PL1 3RH (01752 262515). First & third Tuesdays of the month, 8.30pm. Mixed folk session. Singers particularly welcome. Formerly on alternate Tuesdays.
For comprehensive information about pub sessions (list and map) across the area see www.flaxey-green.co.uk.

Callington 2016 Mayfest free pre-fest workshops
Music Workshops with Becki Driscoll from Wren Music:
10.30am March 19 Callington Town Hall; April 2 / 16 / 30 Callington Methodist Church; April 30 Callington Town Hall
Samba Drumming Workshops with Sean Hooper of Truro school of Samba (possibly trying some rhythms based on Cornish dances):
10.30am March 26, April 9 / 23, May 7 at Mustard Seed Church, Callington.
Cornish Dance Workshops with Carmen Hunt:
10.30am April 2 / 16 / 23 Callington Methodist Church; April 30 Callington Town Hall
For more info email caveatcallington@gmail.com or contact Peter on 01579 384509.

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Topsham Folk Club Singers Nights - Temporary Change of Venue during March
The Globe is undergoing building work over the next few weeks and the Malthouse is unavailable. We will be holding Singers Nights upstairs in Matthews Hall, Topsham on March 6th, 20th and 27th. Please BYO drinks as there will be no bar available.

Feature: Acoustic Warehouse Open Mic Music Club (Spring 2016 newsletter), Kingsteignton
at the Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH. We meet every Monday and always welcome artists/musicians to perform on any club night and we especially welcome visitors who come to listen to the performances. It’s nearly spring time (hooray!), so here is our latest newsletter with details of our "Spring Featured Artist Events". Featured artists have a ¾ hour set, at the end of our Monday night Open Mic Club sessions. Finishing, as we always have to, at 10.30pm. All the other Mondays are normal open mic sessions. Entrance is still just £1 which includes a raffle ticket. Proceeds as always are donated to the local Rowcroft Hospice. 7 March - Marc Woodward; 11 April - Josie Lloyd; 16 May - Paul Holden. Please visit www.facebook.com/pages/Acoustic-warehouse-devon/108671222622739 further information and performance videos.  Kind Regards Martin.

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for February
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Session News - Teignmouth
New venue for the last Friday 8pm Acoustic Folk and Blues Night - Palmers Tea Rooms, 51A Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, TQ14 8DE tel: 01626 437120. Light snacks/non-alcoholic beverages available. Bring your own alcohol or purchase from pub next door. Enquiries/to book a spot telephone 07443 617076.

Folk Dance Club News
Harberton Folk does not list folk dance clubs but I've picked up from Steve Cunio's Sadfolk weekly e-missive (Somerset & Dorset folk news, www.sadfolk.co.uk) that Gittisham Folk Dance Club nr Honiton now has its own website at http://gittishamfolkdanceclub.wordpress.com.
This is also a good opportunity to tell you that full details of all folk dance clubs in our area (and beyond) can be found on www.flaxey-green.co.uk.

Morris Sticks
I can supply limited quantities of stripped hazel morris sticks from our own small wood at Harberton, cut and prepared to order during the winter. First come first served. For collection from Harberton, or Hermes courier delivery. Email me at the address below for further information, price, estimated delivery charge (Hermes charge £7.69 for a 5-10kg package and £9.98 for a 10-15kg package). JC

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New Folk Club - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club
Venue: Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=293187&Y=92189&A=Y&Z=110&ax=293187&ay=92189
(This replaces the Ley Arms Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Ley Arms, Kenn)
First official night: Friday 26 February 2016 8pm (Open Club night), last Friday of the month (except December). Admission £1. This new club will be held in the newly-refurbished and extended function room that will hold up to 60 people and is very comfortable and intimate. Table-top bar serving the essential drinks (beers, lager, cider, wines and soft drinks). Prices a lot lower than pub prices. Teas & coffees available (with biscuits). Limited parking in the club car park. Free street parking available outside the club. Access to the club is through open green gates in Lyndhurst Road, off Victoria Park Road.  Full wheel-chair access and disabled toilet. Message from club organisers: Due to ongoing difficulties at the Ley Arms, securing nights and regularity, we have decided to move venues. On the positive side we think this is a very good move and look forward to welcoming old and new faces to the new tennis club venue. For more information contact: leyarmsfolk@hotmail.co.uk or 01392 210983 (The Cornelius Family).

NEW First concert night at the new Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club
Friday 11 March 2016 8pm - Double Bill: Jenna Witts / Simon Barron -
Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Jenna Witts is a talented singer and songwriter from North Devon with an excellent voice, who has supported Show Of Hands on 5 nationwide tours, including a notable appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. She has toured and played alongside such names as Seth Lakeman, Fisherman's Friends and Elkie Brooks. She has released three critically-acclaimed albums, her latest being Hitchhiker. Jenna plays keyboards and acoustic guitar. www.jennawitts.com. Simon Barron is a brilliant rich-voiced singer, guitarist and songwriter performing songs based in the tradition. He "communicates an infectious love of English music through his exciting and relaxed renditions of the tradition and his own strongly narrative songs" on acoustic guitar, dulcimer and pedal-organ. www.sibarron.eu, www.barronbrady.com. £10 (paid in adv); £12 (door). Info / ticket enquiries contact exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983 (The Cornelius Family).

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East Devon: Jurassic Folk and Jam to Merge
[edited] "We have some very exciting news. Jurassic Folk started in Seaton, and later moved to Beer. There have been some problems at the Beer venue. At a recent meeting the Organising Body decided that we should move back to Seaton, where parking is more readily available, and the roads are better. The Organising Body decided that we would move to the Eyre Court Hotel in Seaton (www.eyrecourthotel.co.uk). It has an air-conditioned conservatory in which we will meet. The address is 2 Queen Street, Seaton. EX12 2NY.
It was also decided that we should merge the Jam and Folk nights together. This will make for more varied evenings. New Jurassic Folk and Jam will run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, except in August. Do come along on Wednesday 20 January for our first night in the new venue. From this time we shall function entirely at Eyre Court in Seaton. It is hoped that the new venue will be more reliable and that being in Seaton will attract more folk, whether they be singers, instrumentalists or spectators. All are welcome. Admission is free.
If you want to know more you can either visit www.jurassicfolkandjam.com or telephone Andrew or June on 01404 46451. Mobile 07976 533520. Please tell all those whom you know, of these new developments. We hope to have a large crowd of performers and spectators. Flyers will be available on the evening for all to hand out or display.
Andrew & June"

New 2016 Format for Totnes Folk Song Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Entrance price on singers nights reduced to £1 performers, £2 non-performers, raising funds for guests (no raffle). We are also changing the format for singers nights. We are fortunate in that there are many performers who are very good and deserve a longer spot. So with this in mind we are going to keep the last 30 mins or so of each singers night for a longer spot from one of these floor performers.
If you have any ideas that you would like to put forward for how we could improve the club for you then please just drop me a line. Or any negative things that put you off!
Next Thursday 24 January we were due to have Bob & Gill Berry but they are ill and have had to cancel. Instead we are going to have our first singers night with a longer performance from Charlie and Emma Wilson. Charlie plays guitar and they both sing in exquisite harmony. Beautiful arrangements and lovely voices.
Next booked guests:
Thursday 10 March 2016 - Cosgrave & Banks (Mike Cosgrave & Steve Banks) www.cosgraveandbanks.com
Thursday 14 July 2016 - Steve Turner - www.steve-turner.co.uk

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more
Folk News for Somerset & Dorset / Wessex
Sadfolk's weekly email circulation - sign up at www.sadfolk.co.uk (Steve Cunio)
Acoustic Calendar for Wessex email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com (Tony Watts)

29 July to 5 August 2016 - Sidmouth Folk Week
SFW has just (14/12/15) sent its first e-newsletter about the 2016 event with details of an amazing line-up, super early bird ticket deals now available etc. Don't miss out - join the e-circulation yourself at www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk.

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NEW Acoustic Warehouse Open Mic Music Club (winter newsletter), Kingsteignton
Featured Artist Events - These artists have a ¾ hour set at the end of our Monday night Open Mic Club sessions finishing, as we always have to, at 10.30pm.
23 November – Steve Buxton - a charity event for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust; 7 December – John Lockwood – our talented singer and 12 string guitar player, with accompaniment by Bass Player Mark Thomas; 14 December – £1000 presentation to Rowcroft Hospice; 21 December – Christmas Party Night (there will be mince pies); 28th December - Closed; 4th January – New Year Event. All other Mondays are normal open mic sessions. Entrance is still just £1 which includes a raffle ticket. For 2016 we are currently arranging an exciting programme of local "Featured Artists", which will include Josie Lloyd and Marc Woodward.
Please visit our web page www.facebook.com/pages/Acoustic-warehouse-devon/108671222622739 for further information
We always welcome artists/musicians to perform on any club night in The Estuary Courtyard, Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton and we especially welcome visitors who come to listen to the performances. During the summer months we welcomed a total of 164 German tourists who were staying at the Passage House Hotel.
Kind Regards Martin

Featured venue: Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A volunteer run arts centre in an interesting venue, overlooking the River Tamar. Calstock Arts programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and exhibitions. Fully licensed bar, and pre-event food is available for some events. In addition to ticketed events, Gallery Bar Specials also take place featuring live music and other events from well-known and emerging performers in the South West. Full programme details: www.calstockarts.org. Programme includes:
Sunday 12 December 8.30pm - Gallery Bar Special: Sky Walkers
Friday 15 January 2016 8.30pm - Gallery Bar Special: Appaloosas
Friday 22 January 2016 8pm- An Evening with Bob Fox, WarHorse Songman
Saturday 6 February 2016 8pm - Wildwood Kin
Friday 26 February 2016 8pm - Luke Daniels
Friday 4 March 2016 8.30pm - Gallery Bar Special: Rosa Rebecka

Folk Dance Clubs
Some readers may have noticed that I don't normally include any details of Folk Dance Clubs (club nights, events etc.) in the Harberton Folk coverage area in my website and email listings. One very good reason for not doing so is that everything you could possibly need on this topic can always be found on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs.html, along with a wealth of information about many other topics 'folk'.
But this item has been prompted by a specific request from by a reader to mention the following:
Exeter Folk Dance Club at The Palace Gate Centre, Baptist Church, South Street, Exeter 7.30-10pm: October 30 Aileen Wills & The Balcony Band; November 27 Pam Hayes & Live Music; December 11 Xmas Party and Bring and Share, Simon Maplesden & Jigs for Gigs

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Crabshell Music Kingsbridge - an Update from Neil White
You have'\t heard from me since the Crabshell Records Showcase concert but I hoped you might appreciate a Crabshell music update. It’s unlikely there will be any more regular Crabshell Concerts and I expect you already know that the monthly 1st Thursday sing-arounds in the bar are no more. The pub has just got too busy (and noisy) for these to continue as they were.
However... My pal, Paul Rossiter, is initiating a new, rather different, acoustic venture upstairs in the Function Room. Some of our most notable local musicians will be invited to strut their stuff with 10 to 25 minutes for their appearance. The first of these events will be this Thursday 8 October from 8pm prompt to about 10.15pm. Performers booked for this date will include gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter John Connor; the stunning voices of “songsisters" Mahrey & Nicola; the distinguished veteran musicians, Les Noden & Nigel Sture, appearing as “Bollards”; and the lively, talented duo, Johnny Mac and Janet with songs, guitar, fiddle and mandolin.
Diary! Thereafter the sessions will be at the same time on each second Thursday of the month into April (except December)
Free entry. All Seated. All acoustic. 2 for 1 Fish & Chips with your Crabshell loyalty card (apply at the bar).

About Crabshell Music Itself
Neil White's Crabshell Music catalogue ("Crabshell Records is a not-for-profit Unincorporated Association. Their cause is to support and encourage traditionally based music played in the area. They can offer a complete CD production service to talented, unsigned musiciams who sing and play locally - often in aid of local charities.") includes recordings by talented local performers such as Bollards (Les Noden & Nigel Sture), The Old Gaffers, Vic Wilcox & Johnny Kimble, Devil's Footsteps, Storm UK, John Connor, Rumpus. See www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Crabshell%20Records%20Publications.html for full details.

And Another Topical Local CD Release (by Steve Banks) - John Smart's Bottle
Perhaps you caught one of the news item very recently about Napoleon Bonaparte's visit 200 years ago to Devon before being shipped off to exile in St Helena? Local Steve Banks (of The Carnival Band, Blue Jewel etc.) writes of his new CD:
"It brings to life Napoleon’s extraordinary visit to Brixham Quay on 24th July 1815, two hundred years ago. In 2012, John Risdon, the historian from Galmpton who helped me with the Dart Songs album, suggested a further collaboration, about the local history of the Napoleonic Wars, and the smuggling trade that went along with it. The central story was of Napoleon being brought to Brixham quay aboard the Belerophon (the “Billy Ruffian”) in July 1815, a few weeks after his defeat at Waterloo. There is an extraordinary real life account of this visit, through the eyes of one John Smart of Brixham, who, at 10 years old, was enjoying the special holiday to celebrate the Waterloo victory, down at Brixham quay with his mates Charlie and Dick Puddicombe, when they spied two ships of the line coming around Berry Head. The amazing drama that unfolded, is told in the title song of the album, John Smart’s Bottle."
The CD also has community involvement through The Old Gaffers, Maggie Duffy, and Brixham Folk Club. Well worth a listen to the sample tracks here www.bluejewel.info/john-smarts-bottle/john-smarts-bottle-listen-to-tracks.

Folk Song Clubs
I don't normally include any details of regular Folk Song Club singers'/musicans' nights in the Harberton Folk coverage area in my website and email listings. One very good reason for not doing so is that everything you could possibly need on this topic can always be found on www.flaxey-green.co.uk. However, Andy Clarke has sent the following to his email list ahead of the regular monthly club night for Totnes Folk Song Club tomorrow Thursday 8 October which I'm happy to reproduce:
"A special welcome to all the new people on the mailing list for Totnes folk club. The club is held on the second Thursday every month upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn Totnes starting at 8 ish and (usually) every other month is a guest performers or performers. I try to book people you may not have heard of but who deserve to be seen. There are other venue’s locally that do a great job of booking big names but the travelling troubadours who have (often) been around for a long time do not get the kind of recognition they deserve even though they give first class performances. We have had some superb guest performers over the years, many of which the audience just came along on spec, not sure what they were getting. So please do check out the video clips I put up of the performers we book and give the club your support, we can’t survive without you! We also have a great deal of talent amongst our floor singers and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for making the club a great night out. I can honestly say that our singers nights are really great fun and for a couple of quid you can’t really go wrong.
This coming Thursday 8th Oct is a singers night so if you fancy having a go, if you play Siberian nose flute whilst whistling Dixie or you strike the gay harp with a hammer or you just would like to use a song sheet to help you remember words….come along, upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn. 8pm-ish £3 non performers £2 performers.
Next month Sarah McQuaid www.sarahmcquaid.com/press-group-8.html."

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Lympstone Folk: A new addition to 'Folk (Song) Clubs' page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk -
2nd Wednesday of each month (except August), 9-11pm, Globe Inn, The Strand, Lympstone, EX8 5EY. Close to station and car park. Singers, musicians and audience welcome. Join the Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/130235653662071 for monthly reminder or contact Olly Davey, 01395 225075 for details.

Session News - New Session - Churchstow
A new regular first Thursday (8.15pm) of each month session, organised by John Connor, has started at the Church House Inn, Churchstow, the next will be on 1 October, and the first Thursday of each month thereafter.
John Connor also runs Open Mic sessions at the Dolphin Inn, Kingston. The next is on 25 September from 8pm - see www.facebook.com/dolphinopenmic.connor.1?fref=ts. Also occasional open mics at the Exeter Inn, Modbury.

More Session News - Axminster; Plymouth
According to a recent email circular from Tony Watts associated with his Acoustic Calendar For Wessex at http://sanchobramble.weebly.com:
2 x RIP
Axminster: Axminster Inn, Silver St EX13 5AH (01297 34947, Every Wednesday, 9pm. Open mic/acoustic session “Relatively quiet, but enjoyable!”
Not happening.
Plymouth: Bristol Castle, 6 Duncan Street (off Duke St.), Devonport PL1 4EP (01752 563155), Second Sunday of the month, 3pm. Folk music session. “I had a text from the organisers of the session at The Bristol Castle as I went to it occasionally.
That has finished, they are looking for another venue in the area but I think it will be a week night.” Greg.

Session news - Plymouth
According to a recent email circular from Tony Watts associated with his Acoustic Calendar For Wessex at http://sanchobramble.weebly.com:
NEW ADDITION - Plymouth: Bristol Castle, 6 Duncan Street (off Duke St.), Devonport PL1 4EP (01752 563155). Second Sunday of the month, 3pm. Folk music session. “Singers, musicians, all welcome. Friendly atmosphere. Experienced folk on hand. Beginners welcome. Refreshments.”

Along The Coleridge Way
Also received from Tony Watts - admittedly outside our cover area, but not too far away - an interesting project:
In October 2015, at 14 intimate concert venues along the route of The Coleridge Way, Award winning folk musicians Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater present an exquisite evening of original music inspired by the life and work of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The tour starts on October 3 just across the road from Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey (Somerset), and ends on October 18 in the Lynmouth Pavilion. Full details
www.alongthecoleridgeway.co.uk.

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Exeter Corn Exchange - Diary Dates (not all folk, but some popular names, all on sale now)
Wednesday 11 November 7.30pm - Eddi Reader
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15416
Friday 13 November 7.30pm - Donovan
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15541
Saturday 23 January 2016 7.30pm - Elkie Brooks
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15428
Wednesday 24 February 2016 7.30pm - Fairport Convention
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15507
Wednesday 13 April 2016 8pm - John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15485
Monday 9 May 2016 7.30pm - The Fureys
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15520.

Session news - South Brent
Nothing new here, just reminders of various regular happenings in two pubs in this busy village:
The Oak
Folk music session – a folk music session to join in every Wednesday for adults from 8.30pm(ish);
Children’s folk night - 7.30-8.30pm on alternate Wednesdays in term time encourages young people to learn and enjoy playing instruments and singing
Folk at the Oak – Traditional music and song on the third Thursday of the month from 8.00pm(ish). FFI Mick Bramich on 01364 649339.
Pack Horse Inn
Mixed folk session - mainly a song session/‘sing around’ from around 8.30pm on alternate Tuesdays (8 & 22 September; 6 & 20 October): - Contact Eileen on 01364 73699 eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.

Advance dates info for Folk Evenings at the Cross House Inn, Metherell, Cornwall PL17 8BQ (map), nr Callington
"The following are the dates agreed with the landlord for us meet, greet, eat, drink, sing, play ....."
17 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec, 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr
Monthly reminders will appear in these listings.

Session news (Plymouth)
This may well have been going for ages, but it's one I hadn't heard of:
Bristol Castle Pub, 6 Duncan Street (off Duke St.) Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4EP
Regular 2nd Sunday afternoon (3pm) folk music session, singers, musicians all welcome. Friendly atmosphere. Experienced folk on hand beginners welcome - refreshments. For contact details (Kathy) see www.flaxey-green.co.uk.
www.flaxey-green.co.uk provides extensive details of dozens of regular sessions happening across our area.

More session news, various, taken direct from Acoustic Calendar for Wessex email updates
(see http://sanchobramble.weebly.com for more details)
Discontinued: Exmouth: 11a Church Street (restaurant & bar) EX8 1PE (01395 223195); was Every Wednesday, 9pm. Open mic + jamming. Discontinued – premises now under new name and management.
New addition: Bishopsteignton: Red Rock Brewery, Higher Humber Farm TQ14 9TD (01626 879738) Every Thursday, 7.30pm. ‘Folk Club’. “Not really a club - and not JUST folk music. You can usually expect to play 2 sets - 3 songs overall - and the earlier you arrive, the sooner you play. Come as an individual, or a small group - bring friends and family - join in with others, make new friends. All genres - all levels - all instruments - just NO mic, and NO amps - totally acoustic.”
Revised entry: Sidmouth: The Marine, The Esplanade EX10 8BB (01395 513145, www.themarinesidmouth.com) Open mic: Alternate Fridays, from 9.30pm. Free entry. All welcome. In-house PA, mics and guitar available if required.

Outside our area, but sad news about a long-established West-Country folk club
Eileen Ann Moore writes:
Closure of the Acorn Folk Club
"The Acorn Folk Club was founded in Minehead, Somerset in 2002 by the late John Moore, and carried on from 2005 by his widow Eileen Ann with the help of Jim Parham and a willing team of volunteers. During these thirteen years nearly 100 outstanding and leading guests on the national and international folk scene have been hosted. The platform granted for regular and visiting talented floor spots has been well used, and a loyal and enthusiastic audience has been developed, earning the Acorn the reputation of "one of the best, if not the best, folk clubs around". Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been decided regrettably to close the Acorn Folk Club and so the new 14th season will not be starting on 6th September 2015 as previously planned. Eileen Ann and Jim have enjoyed running the club and meeting and hosting such a wide variety of people, whether professional or amateur performers or listeners, and have made lasting friendships. They would like to thank all who have contributed in any way in making the Acorn Folk Club the success it has been. EAM"

More in brief - Selection only - Full Diary listings are on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk:
Sold out Thursday 10 September - Steve Knightley - Otterton Mill's final gig
Friday 18 September - Reg Meuross (plus Jess Vincent) - Ley Arms Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Ley Arms, Kenn nr Exeter
Friday 25 September - Wren/Cygnet Double Bill: Simon Mayor & Hilary James with Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter
Saturday 26 September - Fishermans Friends - Plymouth Pavilions
Sunday 27 September - Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr - Brixham Theatre
Sunday 27 September - Polperro Fishermen’s Choir - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock
Sunday 11 October - Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers - Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Saturday 31 October - Martyn Joseph - Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter
Tuesday 3 November - Ralph McTell - Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter
Sunday 8 November - Cara Dillon - Tavistock Wharf
Wednesday 11 November - Eddi Reader - Exeter Corn Exchange
Sunday 15 November - Lau - Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 15 November - The Waterboys - Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 21 November - Sharon Shannon Duo - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell
Saturday 28 November - Martin Simpson - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock
Saturday 21 November - Sharon Shannon Duo - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell
Thursday 10 December - St. Agnes Fountain - Great Hall, Hannahs at Seale Hayne, nr Newton Abbot
Saturday 12 December - Fotheringay - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
Saturday 19 December - Seth Lakeman & Band - Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 12 December - Fotheringay - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington

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Acoustic Warehouse Open Mic Music Club (late summer newsletter), Kingsteignton
Details of our next Featured Artist Events. These artists have a ¾ hour set at the end of our Monday night Open Mic Club sessions finishing, as we always have to, at 10.30pm. All other Mondays are normal open mic sessions. Entrance is still just £1 which includes a raffle ticket.
We are on target to donate another £1000 to Rowcroft Hospice Charity towards the end of the year.
17 August – The John White Band; 7 September – Verity Greenway; 21 September – Nine Pound Catfish; 12 October – Chris & Paul Woodhouse; 26 October – Cornelius Family; 23 November – Steve Buxton; 7 December – John Lockwood
Please visit our web page www.facebook.com/pages/Acoustic-warehouse-devon/108671222622739 for further information and performance videos.
We meet every Monday and always welcome artists/musicians to perform on any club night and we especially welcome visitors who come to listen to the performances.

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(More) Folk news slightly further afield:
Acoustic Calendar for Wessex - Compiled by Tony Watts. Monthly calendar with email updates mainly of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mic (i.e. not concerts etc.); see www.sanchobramble.weebly.com for details. Tony's latest email update notes the following:
South Zeal (nr. Okehampton): King’s Arms EX20 2JP (01837 840300, Dave: 07792 259338,
www.drjams.co.uk). Second Monday of every month, 9pm till 11pm. Open mic. “Please note the Kings Arms Jam in South Zeal is moved back 1 week in August to make way for the [Dartmoor] folk festival.”

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings - Listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

Session updates - Bere Ferrers (near Yelverton): Old Plough PL20 7JL
According to Tony Watts'  latest email circular associated with his Acoustic Calendar For Wessex at
http://sanchobramble.weebly.com, the following now applies (Pub: 01822 840 358, contactus@theoldeploughinn.co.uk, Jane: 01822 841064):
Open mic: First Friday or Saturday of the month, 8.30pm.
Acoustic night: Third Sunday of the month, 8.30pm. Acoustic singers, instrumentalists and groups welcome (all styles).
Jam Session: Third & fourth Tuesday of the month, 8.30pm.

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Session News - Aveton Gifford
Third Thursday, Celtic / Irish folk session month. New musicians welcome or just come along to listen - we like an audience!! Tel 07793 636370. At the Fishermans Rest, Fore St, Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4JL tel 01548 550284
Comprehensive information about dozens of sessions across the area can be found on www.flaxey-green.co.uk.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Outside our coverage area (just), but easily accessible
I've also recently become aware of the following club, offering monthly guest / open stage nights, which I've now added to the 'Other links' section on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk: Culm Valley Music & Performance Club at Magelake Hall, Uffculme EX15 3DR. Close to M5 Jct 27, www.culmvalleymusicclub.co.uk.

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LIVE MUSIC ACT EXTENSION BRINGS INTO EFFECT
INCREASE IN AUDIENCE FOR UNLICENSED VENUES
The Live Music Act extension came into effect on the 6 April 2015 meaning that Venues with audiences of up to 500 people will benefit from this deregulation of live music. Changes to the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 mean a venue does not need a license to host live amplified music between 08:00 and 23:00 to audiences of up to 500 people. Live un-amplified music between 08:00 and 23:00 on any premises is unregulated along with the use of recorded music (to audiences of up to 500) during the same hours. Both live and recorded music may still become licensable if the licensing authority chooses following a licence review. This should be good news for small to medium size venues and musicians, however, there will always be the NIMBYS and those who wish to develop residential buildings close to existing live music venues to contend with.
(From The Jelli Note)

Kingsbridge - Crabshell Sessions R.I.P.
"Dear All, This is a very sad moment for me and probably for a lot of you. I have decided to end the 1st Thursday of the month Crabshell singing/music sessions. Although I am really pleased that Simon and the team at the pub are making such a success of the business, it really has become too far removed from the kind of venue that suits a session such as we all enjoy. I had considered doing this at the end of this year's winter season (ie May) but with the April session being so close to Easter this year, the pub will be heaving with an extra influx of visitors next week and I really can't face all the argy-bargy! With there only being the May session left it seems to make sense to call a halt now. I thank everyone who has supported the session over these past many years (can't remember actually how many!) and I for one have enjoyed the opportunity to have such great evenings of wonderful singing and cameraderie. There are other sessions in the surrounding area (see www.flaxey-green.co.uk) that would be very happy to see new singers so I hope you all continue singing, and I shall no doubt see you somewhere. If you know someone who may want to know this, Please spread the word to any interested parties who may not see this email. Love and all good wishes for the future from Brenda Burnside."

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Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Shammick Acoustic in North Devon
Shammick Acoustic's full programme of guest and open nights for 2015 is now available on
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk.

Feature: Bradninch
Google Earth tells me Bradninch (2 miles SW of Cullompton) is just within my fairly arbitrarily, and loosely, defined coverage area - "30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes", so here we go...
Bradninch Folk Club www.bradninchevents.org/groups/bradninch-folk-club
Bradninch Folk Club meets on 1st Tuesday (club nights) of the month at the White Lion and on the 3rd Tuesday at the Castle Hotel (guest nights). Coming up:
Tuesday 21 October 8pm - Alex Kumar - Castle Hotel, Bradninch
Exceptional and special, Alex has the spirit and songbook of Dylan and his muse Woody Guthrie to back's his own original song writing. His appearance is as the result of a floor spot he did at the Club in February this year. He was spellbinding then in his performance. True to the promise “With a voice that can only be described as other-worldy, he has the rare ability to captivate and silence an entire room with his mesmeric presence.” Support: visiting and local performers. Entry £4 door. Gerard Edwards 01392 881105.
Bradninch Acoustic Music Club www.bradninchacousticmusicclub.org.
generally has Club nights the second Wednesday of each month, plus some guest nights. Coming up:
Friday 31 October - Jamie Smith's Mabon - The Guildhall, Bradninch
A one-off Extra Special Club night at The Guildhall starring the amazing Jamie Smith's Mabon, for those of you who have seen them they need no introduction,for those who haven’t then this is a big treat to see one of Europe’s finest Festival Bands on tour and stopping off at our little club to do a show. Tickets will be around £10 with concessions to club members and supporters. More details nearer the time. www.bradninchacousticmusicclub.org.
Wednesday 12 November - Club Night - So all floor singers come along and have a good blast.
Wednesday 10 December - Phil Beer and Paul Downes - guests for Xmas Club night at The Guildhall. Tickets £10. Wow what a night.
Bradninch also holds a popular music festival in June, see what happened this year:
www.bradninchevents.org/bradninch-music-festival

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Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

Replacement East Devon Music Diary
The page entitled "Richie's East Devon Music Diary" on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk was a multi-genre listing originating from Richie Evans who was unfortunately unable to continue offering his service as of 6/8/14. Fortunately the reins have been taken over by Rachel Cockell who invites interested parties to join her email circulation providing a monthly PDF download (and occasional updates). Contact Rachel at exmouthgigguide@gmail.com to be included. Rachel's Gig Guide will also be available to download from www.harbertonfolk.co.uk - September available now.

Feature: Crabshell Records, Kingsbridge
Crabshell Records is a not-for-profit Unincorporated Association. Their cause is to support and encourage traditionally based music played in the area. They can offer a complete CD production service to talented, unsigned musicians who sing and play locally - often in aid of local charities. To enable promotion and sales of your music your CDs will have high quality presentation but at low cost. Their own catalogue currently includes CDs by Vic Wilcox, John Connor, Bull Pitch, Iowa 4, Rumpus, The Old Gaffers, The Storm UK, The Crabshell Concerts 2005-2012. See full details of all CDs and the production services at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Crabshell%20Records%20Publications.html.

A publication recommended by a Harberton Folk subscriber
"Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs by JP Bean (see www.amazon.co.uk/Singing-Floor-History-British-Clubs/dp/0571305458) (available as paperback or for Kindle). It has a few notable omissions but it is a very familiar evocation of the time. JR"

Some folk information sources for neighbouring areas
(Unfortunately I'm not aware of general folk information resource for Cornwall - Does anyone else know of anything?)
Shammick Acoustic - Includes website
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk listings of regular and special events in North Devon and West Somerset.
Sadfolk - Comprehensive coverage of folk events in Somerset & Dorset - website
www.sadfolk.co.uk and associated weekly email udpates.
Acoustic Calendar for Wessex - Monthly calendar with email updates of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mic (i.e. not concerts etc.); see
www.sanchobramble.weebly.com for details.
And included by special request of the venue, a mention for the
Electric Palace in Bridport - in case you fancy venturing for a day out further along the Jurassic Coast -
www.electricpalace.org.uk - presenting some quality folk concerts, some featuring an act's only West Country gig; current programme includes: 23/4 Moulettes; 30/4 Fureys & Davey Arthur; 2/5 Dave Swarbrick & Friends; 15/5 Bella Hardy; 31/5 Sam Lee & Friends

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Feature: Milverton Music Club
Somewhat distant but perhaps of interest to those in the NW of our coverage area, the Club has regular open mic sessions on the 1st Friday of every month except August, plus occasional guest nights, and meets at the Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU (N of Wellington) www.milvertonmusic.co.uk/page2.html. 2014 guest nights:
Friday 18 July - Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Friday 17 October - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

On Exeter's Phonic FM 106.8 and online www.phonic.fm Mondays 6-8pm
Roots and Shoots with Martin Henning
The best in global and local music. Frequent live sessions from talented local and visiting musicians. See the show’s website http://rootsandshootsdevon.blogspot.co.uk. 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month | Jan 20 | Feb 3, 17 | Mar 3, 17, 31 | etc.
Common Ground with Martin Hodge - new in 2014
Exploring the rich folk music, songs and traditions of the West Country and the rest of the UK with occasional forays abroad. With informative and entertaining guests including some live music. Contact Martin via www.facebook.com/groups/commongroundonphonicfm/?fref=ts or email martin@phonic.fm. 2nd Monday of each month | Feb 10 | Mar 10 | etx.
Shenanigans with Karen and Kat
Shenanigans is presented by two chin-wagging musos with a weakness for caffeine. We will be playing indie, alternative, new wave and folk….finding those tracks you might not have heard but we know you will love! 4th Monday of each month | Jan 27 | Feb 24 | Mar 24 | etc.

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'South Devon Arts Centre' in Totnes
This not-for-profit community arts venue (whose patrons and friends include Jools Holland, Bob Harris and Sir Richard Branson) already has a massive programme lined up of top-class music of many genres, comedy, cabaret, theatre etc. and all ticketing details can be found at www.southdevonarts.co.uk. SDAC is located at The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE (map) and has a maximum seated capacity of 190 (ground floor 110, gallery balcony 80), or 200 standing capacity ground floor. Plenty of free parking available close by. Licensed bar.

North Devon/West Somerset music listings - Listings of regular and special music events for the above area can always be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').

Folk news slightly further afield:
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area. Steve who runs this has over 800 contacts on his list.
North Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - website listings
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Note to (potential) contributors - and readers:
The frequency of these e-circulars varies anywhere from approx. weekly up to fortnightly, driven essentially by work and personal priorities. Therefore, to give your event the best possible chance of inclusion (unless I forget! - has happened very occasionally), try to get your information to me at least a month in advance, preferably using the standard format I employ for most entries - see below - and preferably with a max. length of 50 to 75 words. Otherwise I have to edit text down to a reasonable length, and editing takes time! A Myspace (or similar) web link for music samples is a good idea too.

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1-2-1 Melodeon Tuition
Ed Rennie, lead tutor with the Devon Squeezebox Foundation, is currently teaching melodeon to a number of people on a 1-2-1 basis at their homes. The advantage from the students' point of view is the courses are tailored to their needs and progress at their pace and they get to stay at home in the warm and dry and Ed does all the running about in the cold and dark! Ed has a number of students he visits once a month in the West Dartmoor/Plymouth area (Mary Tavy to Saltash). He has capacity to take on some more students in the area, so if you would be interested to learn the melodeon at home with Ed, give him a shout at devonsqueezebox@hotmail.co.uk. Melodeon hire also available.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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New folk festival listing website
www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk "tries to list almost every folk music festival in the UK" [and seems to do quite a good job]

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

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A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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MailChimp 'Final Confirmation' text

Welcome to the Harberton Folk Email Circulation

Many thanks for joining our free and confidential service which currently has over 1500 subscribers.
Please email me, John Culf, at johnculf@harbertondevon.co.uk to tell me how you found out about the website / email circulation as I'm really interested to know how the word spreads. Thank you.

If your are a Gmail user, please note that Gmail may put the circulars in the 'Promotions' folder rather than 'Primary' or 'Social' if your Gmail is set up to show all three Inbox folders.

A new e-circular is usually sent every 7-14 days which will contain a selection of reminders and newly notified events, all extracted from the open-ended Folk Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk (the 'website') listing all known folk concerts etc. for the area, along with details of folk clubs, ceilidhs and much more. Recent circulars and a developing draft of the next circular can also be found on the website.

All information is given in good faith but no responsibility can be accepted for its accuracy. Do check with the organiser before setting out on a long journey.

The circulation covers events happening over an area extending about 30 miles from Totnes as the crow flies in all landward directions, roughly the southern half of Devon in other words. The information is gleaned from various sources including certain venues' own emailing lists, my own website trawls and - last but importantly not least - input from you. If you know of an event that's not in the website Diary, do let me know, and the more notice you can give the better.

Here's a collection of links that may be of interest; many more can be found on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk (please tell me if you find any broken links anywhere):

Folk clubs
Brixham Folk Club - www.brixhamtheatre.org.uk/brixham-folk-club
Folk on the Moor, Lee Mill, near Ivybridge -
www.moorfolk.co.uk

Seaton - Jurassic Folk & Jam - www.jurassicfolkandjam.com
Teignmouth Folk Club - www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Devon%20Folk/Song/Teingmouth_Folk_Club.html
Topsham Folk Club, near Exeter - www.topshamfolkclub.co.uk
East Devon Folk: www.eastdevonfolk.org - Information about various folk clubs, sessions and more in East Devon and beyond

Venues/organisations offering folk concerts (some more occasional than others)
Calstock - Calstock Arts -
www.calstockarts.org
Exeter - Barnfield Theatre www.barnfieldtheatre.co.uk
Exeter - Phoenix Arts Centre -
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton - www.ottertonmill.com/musiclistings.asp
Newton Abbot - Kingskerswell parish church - www.worldunlimited.co.uk
Teignmouth - Teignmouth Folk Concerts - www.teignmouthfolkconcerts.co.uk
Totnes - South Devon Arts Centre - www.southdevonarts.co.uk

Informational sites
Flaxey Green: www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Masses of information about local performers, bands, gigs, events, folk clubs... and much more... throughout South Devon and beyond. Flaxey Green particularly gives excellent information about two areas that Harberton Folk does not cover: Pub Sessions and Folk Dance Clubs.
Harberton Folk: www.harbertonfolk.co.uk - Our own site, again with extensive, regularly updated listings for southern Devon

Devon Folk: www.devonfolk.co.uk - Devon Folk ("What's Afoot") folk listings, dance clubs, song clubs etc. across the county
Villages In Action:
www.villagesinaction.co.uk - Scheme covering 5 of 7 district council areas in Devon which helps bring quality professional performances including some folk events and participatory workshops at affordable prices to communities through a network of local promoters
Somerset & Dorset Folk (Sadfolk): www.sadfolk.co.uk - Gateway to regular emailed folk information for Somerset and Dorset, including The David Hall at South Petherton and Bridgwater Arts Centre with regular major folk names, not too far from the east of our coverage area.

Acoustic Calendar for Wessex: An amazing "Guide to folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mic" which essentially covers Somerset and Dorset, but also bits of all surrounding counties. Read more and/or download the full Calendar at www.folkmusicsomerset.co.uk/somerset_folk_diary.php. Also available by email subscription.

Folk on radio / internet
Folk on the BBC - A range of network (Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01phglj), national (Radio Wales, Scotland etc.) and regional folk programmes from the BBC is available online (see www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/music/folk/player), and through iPlayer for up to 7 days after broadcast. A good example of a BBC weekly regional folk programme is Johnny Coppin on BBC Gloucestershire: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_gloucestershire

The Mike Harding Folk Show
The former BBC presenter now has his own show online (current and archives dating back to January 2013) at www.mikehardingfolkshow.com.

UK Folk Music www.ukfolkmusic.co.uk - an online resource whose output for a period included a monthly version of Folkwaves, the excellent folk music programme hosted by Mick Peat and Lester Simpson, formerly broadcast on BBC Radio Derby until the BBC dropped it in 2011. Listen at www.ukfolkmusic.co.uk/magazine/category/folkwaves.

The Music Well (formerly Radio Britfolk) www.themusicwellhome.co.uk is an online resource dedicated to folk. Extensive billboard and new releases playlists offer pure no-chat music, plus many archived programmes offer a wide listening choice.

Locally, Dartington's Soundart Radio 102.5 FM also webstreams at www.soundartradio.org.uk (or www.myspace.com/soundartfm). The schedule, which usually includes Merlin's weekly folk and roots programme Weds 8.30-10pm, is available on the website.
Exeter-based Phonic FM 106.8 and streaming online at www.phonic.fm includes a 'Roots and Shoots' programme (Mons 6-8pm).

 

NEXT Harberton Folk Circular - ??day ?? April 2016
Only a selection of events follows below - a combination of new listings, some many months ahead to note in your diary, and reminders for other previously listed events in the more immediate future.
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
All information is given in good faith but no responsibility can be accepted for its accuracy. Do check with the organiser before setting out on a long journey. A listing below does not guarantee that tickets are still available.
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